Here's to you who have SCIATICA TYPE SYMPTOMS. Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. This muscle is important in lower body movement because it stabilizes the hip joint and lifts and rotates the thigh away from the body. This enables us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance. It is also used in sports that involve lifting and rotating the thighs -- in short, in almost every motion of the hips and legs.
Piriformis syndrome usually starts with pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks. Pain can be severe and extend down the length of the sciatic nerve (called sciatica). The pain is due to the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve, such as while sitting on a car seat or running. Pain may also be triggered while climbing stairs, applying firm pressure directly over the piriformis muscle, or sitting for long periods of time. Most cases of sciatica, however, are not due to piriformis syndrome.
If you feel like you're experiencing this, come see me. I see atleast 2 people a week with this and so far my massage techniques have helped relieve the symptoms. your paragraph here.

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 If you have lateral knee pain or tightness, it could be coming from the Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) muscle. Try using a foam roller or stretches targeting the hip flexors. If that doesn't help, seek a massage therapist to work it out and also to go over other possibilities the pain could be coming from. There are many things that contribute to knee pain and a referral to health physician may be the end result.paragraph here.


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TMJ/Bruxism Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder also known as TMJ , is a result from problems of the jaw.  Do you have jaw pain, headaches, sensitive teeth, neck and shoulder pain?  These could all be signs of TMJ.  There are different ways to stress the Temporomandibular joint such as clenching or grinding your teeth, and whiplash.  TMJ can overtime become annoying to deal with.  The best way you can relieve yourself is keeping it managed by getting a regular massage.  Massaging around the joint affected, along with the neck and shoulder muscles will help in relaxing your pain.  When you clench or grind, the muscle fibers then begin to bunch and wont relax, therefore leaving "knots" in the jaw and shoulders.  You can also get regular adjustments from a chiropractor.  Since TMJ results from issues located around jaw joints, then the cause may be from the joint itself being out of line.  Another choice may be getting mouth insertions to keep from your teeth grinding on each other.  TMJ disorder may be chronic for you, but it can easily be dealt with and managed.  

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Who gets HEADACHES? Pressure by the neck, temple or jaw? One of the main trigger points to replicate these symptoms lie in the upper trap muscle. When the trapezius muscle gets too tight it can effect your posture and further exacerbate neck problems. Type your paragraph here.