People suffering with low back pain in the morning, neck pain or sciatica when sitting in a chair, hip pain when walking, shoulder pain or any other musculoskeletal condition…
…are still pursuing the same treatments they were seeking decades ago:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone shots
- Steroid packs
The result of those pursuits?
Often, there are small, if any, results.
These same people who get temporary relief from the above treatments have no idea there’s a “secret” problem in their body causing their pain.
Your Doctors May Have Missed It: Adhesion – “Glue” in the Muscles
Adhesion causes your flexibility to get worse as the years go by. Your joints seem to get weaker as well.
Adhesion even causes your muscles to get weaker — as they literally can’t contract when they’re glued down.
When people who are suffering from pain in their back, shoulder, etc., first hear about adhesion, they often respond, “But I haven’t had any trauma or surgery!”
Yes, what’s commonly known as scar tissue is what adhesion is made of.
But the vast majority of adhesion is not caused by surgical trauma.
Adhesion forms from overuse.
Athletic individuals who exercise a lot or play a sport, or laborers who do repetitive activities such as hammering, know overuse well.
Desk warriors who sit and type 6-8 hours a day and texters who have their chin to their sternum every five minutes can be ignorant of the fact that a seemingly benign posture, held over many hours, will lead to overuse.
When the overuse leads to a mild pain that builds a few hours after maintaining a posture or an ache at the end of a range of motion, you know that ADHESION is now present in your body.
- Low back pain when touching your toes? You have adhesion.
- Shoulder pain when you bring your biceps to your ears? You have adhesion.
- Lower neck pain when you bring your chin to your chest? You have adhesion.
- Wrist pain when you bend your fingers backwards? You have adhesion.
If you have a small amount of adhesion, you can try stretching religiously for a month straight. If your flexibility increases and your symptoms lessen, keep going!
But if after a month of stretching you’re no more flexible and your symptoms haven’t improved, then you’ll need to see an adhesion specialist.
Solution to Chronic Pain even if You’ve Seen Several Doctors
If you’ve had pain more than six months and you’ve seen at least 3-5 other doctors or therapists, know that you are exactly the type of patient we see every single day at Barefoot Rehab.
Here is a brief video that shows the progressive improvement of a patient with frozen shoulder after each treatment.
So if you’re ready to get permanent, lasting relief for your pain, here are a few clinics to check out across the United States:
Barefoot Rehab – Denville, NJ
Functional Spine and Sport – Libertyville, NJ
Precision Health Group – Bridgeton, MO
Novo Soft Tissue – Denver, CO
Cohen Soft Tissue & Chiropractic – Atascadero, CA
As a doctor for non-athletes, Dr. Stepien resolves chronic pain and introduce a well-rounded fitness routine to keep them healthy. For athletes he works with restricted ranges of motion to allow them to perform lifts without form faults.
Lorra Garrick is a former personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise. At Bally Total Fitness she trained women and men of all ages for fat loss, muscle building, fitness and improved health.