Case Summary  |  Neck/shoulder area (cumulative trauma disorder)


Condition General Cumulative Trauma Disorder
Case Description

I developed chronic severe pain and spams due to my job as an ultrasound tech. Started experiencing a change in "headaches", along with major neck spasms, that would occur a day or two after physical activity involving the same muscle groups used during my job. Did not understand what was happening at that time-and neither did ANY physician, unfortunately. Going to work each day was re-injuring the tissues. In the end, I lost my career, my retirement, and my capacity to work. Am now on a medical retirement, as my condition is permanent....but it cost me my life savings getting disability pay. Am now without savings, and monthly pay only covers a mortgage. The pain still exists, but is better....and, I AM alive, and upright!!

Dates January 1, 2000 - Ongoing
Diagnosed On December 12, 2006
Diagnosis Method Doctor Examination


Case History & Details   


Treatment Physical Therapy
Treatment Result
Made worse
Description

Physical therapy did the exact opposite of what needed to be done. Strentheninging exercises were only traumatizing tissues that were already inflamed and scarred

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Treatment Massage Therapy
Treatment Result
Helped a lot
Description

Besides the psychological help from just having another human touch the areas that hurt, massage helps flush out the chronic lactic acid buildup from chronis spasms, and improves range of motion..

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