John Lane, PT











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Neuromuscular based presentations  'What do I feel?'

Altered performance at the nerve to muscle interface may be called muscular pain, myofascial dysfunction, trigger point syndrome, or neuromuscular distortion.

The presentation of this status /condition is a combination of many common symptoms:  sensation of tension (or stiffness), ache/throbbing/burning, weakness or sensation of instability, firmness with or without tenderness to touch, and often referred pain to a different area with interaction/palpation (pressing contact).   The intensity of each symptom can be different person to person (and muscle to muscle) and changes based on how activities interact with the related muscles.

These presentations come as a result of rapid events (impact, tug/pull) or sustained poor posture:  either cause results in the nervous system telling a portion of muscle to maintain activity to anticipate later events - indefinitely!

Fortunately, the problem is not progressive and will change rapidly when directly addressed.

Find out for yourself what changes come in 1 to 2 sessions!

The injury resolves but the remaining symptoms do not

Some events (muscular strains, joint sprains, even a percentage of of strains concurrent with bone fractures) result in the nervous system adjusting the input from a muscle or a joint/region to increase sensitivity in order to reduce the likelihood of reinjury.  While we consider this to be detrimental in general terms, the body/nervous system considers the change in status to be appropriate/beneficial and is sustained to 'protect' us.

Appropriately applied treatment will provide a stimulus to the nervous system to 'reset' or 'restore' this status to normal input/sensations.