TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Text Book NOW AVAILABLE

It’s HERE!

TOS BOOK

Most of you know Sheldon Jordan, MD is my Neurologist/pain management extroindair.  After being shuffled around to 30+ professionals I found hope in a well educated and compassionate physician thanks to the many patients at Neurotalk’s direction and Peter Edgelow.  
Neurotalk forum can be found under the “support and services” and link.

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http://neurologywestla.com/neurologist/dr-sheldon-jordan/

For the last 5 years Dr. Jordan would share tidbits and excitement of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Consortium’s collaboration pulling together an updated medical text book for the medical community and patient’s alike.

Alas,  the research, shared knowledge, years of practical experience and re-writes have paid off…Take a peak and LOOK inside for a free viewing of the

Front Cover

Copyright

Table of Contents

First Pages

Index

http://www.amazon.com/Thoracic-Outlet-Syndrome-Karl-Illig/dp/1447143655/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369605656&sr=8-1&keywords=thoracic+outlet+syndrome

Editors: Karl Illig, M.D., Robert Thompson, M.D.,  Julia Ann Freischlag, M.D., Dean Donahue, M.D., Sheldon Jordan, M.D., Peter Edgelow RPT and 52 Author’s

Now is the time to implode this awesome text book into the medical schools and drop one off at each and every Neurologist, PCP, orthopedic and physical therapist office.  Let’s not forget  attorney’s who are fighting for our medical care day after day and insurance company’s who seem not understand or ignore the importance of medical necessity, urgency and life time medical care which can be life threatening.

 

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The MELT METHOD for Chronic Pain and RSI

The MELT Method is all the rage!
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You may have seen The MELT Method by Sue Hitzmann brief segment on Dr Oz and more recently on Access Hollywood Live.   And if not, I am here to share with you this incredible technique.  I will share with you the video’s, links to direct you easily.  And as a TOS, chronic pain patient I can use everything under the sun available for relief.

Dr Oz February 2013  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djXK9HsFC7Y

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Sue is on a 26 national city tour providing workshops and teaching instructors.   We were lucky enough to attend a sold out workshop locally.  I can honestly say I walked in with assistance and walked out without and little pain.  Slept the most comfortable night.

 

hands n ballWhat is The MELT Method

MELT – Myofacial Energetic Length Technique

A hands on manual therapy The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportiveness of the body’s connective tissue.  The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportiveness of the body’s connective tissue.

http://www.meltmethod.com/about/faqs

 

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ABOUT THE MELT METHOD

Cellular repair helps people look better, feel better and sleep better, according to Sue Hitzmann.  People will feel the effects of MELTing by only committing 10 minutes to it a day, if someone is in a lot of pain, Sue recommends MELTing for up to an hour before bed. By doing this, the body can repair one’s cells while they are sleeping.

Now, I have performed the Edgelow Protocol for a decade nourishing the spine, occipital release and opening up the thoracic tension.  A home therapy used as I roll out of bed onto the floor and throughout the day.  Diaphramatic breathing, the floor, air pillow and the foam roller have been my best friend.   The MELT method has the same components going a huge step further nourishing the connective tissues.

The MELT method can be as simple as placing a small ball underneath your foot or between your hands and gliding the ball back and forth. MELTing on different parts of the body is necessary because it can be difficult to identify an actual source. Using her SOFT roller is much more tolerable than the hard foam rollers accustomed to using at home and the therapist office.

“You could have neck pain but the [dehydrated tissue] might be near the ribs,” said Hitzmann.

*Combining The MELT method, Peter Edgelow’s Protocol and my personal physical therapist’s self treatment definitely is my daily multi ritual.

 

rollerWHO BENEFITS FROM MELT

MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and live better, longer. For those in their 40s, 50s, and older who want to stay active, mobile, and independent — MELT is a must. MELT is for active younger adults and athletes who want to maintain a fit, toned body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear.

MELT is truly for everyone! Even if you are pregnant, injured, post-surgery, overweight, sedentary, out of shape, have limited mobility, chronic pain, knee/hip replacements, or bone disorders even migraines — you can still MELT. It’s the best starting point for any exercise program.

MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and live better, longer. For those in their 40s, 50s, and older who want to stay active, mobile, and independent — MELT is a must. MELT is for active younger adults and athletes who want to maintain a fit, toned body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear.

MELT is truly for everyone! Even if you are pregnant, injured, post-surgery, overweight, sedentary, out of shape, have limited mobility, chronic pain, knee/hip replacements, or bone disorders — you can still MELT. It’s the best starting point for any exercise program.

What benefits does MELT offer?

MELT creates a strong, flexible body that maintains its upright posture for life. And you will see and feel results after just one session!

MELT improves:

  • flexibility & mobility
  • posture
  • the results of exercise
  • range of motion
  • sleep & digestion
  • overall well-being

MELT reduces:

  • aches & pains
  • wrinkles & cellulite
  • tension
  • headaches
  • risk of injury 

 

workshopsTRAINED INSTRUCTORS
There are currently thousands of trained MELT instructors across the country, who generally work with clients between the ages of 45 and 65 but not limited to.  Hitzmann’s recent book, “The MELT Method,” explains the techniques instructors use to heal the body.

Click here to find a MELT instructor near you.

 


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URCHASING

MELT is so popular the website has been sold out for months.  However, it seems as though instructors of workshops may be your first line to purchase as I did.  The softer foam roller Sue has designed is much more accommodating than the typical PT foam roller used all these years.

 

imagesThe MELT Method Book

is available to purchase thru Amazon.  It is now #4 on the NY Times list

 


http://www.amazon.com/MELT-Method-Breakthrough-Self-Treatment-Eliminate/dp/0062065351/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364060487&sr=1-1&keywords=the+melt+method

 

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Connecting with Sue and The MELT Method

 

 

 

MELT Method website http://www.meltmethod.com

MELT blog  http://www.meltmethod.com/blog

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/MELT-Method/132720550085402?fref=ts

WORKSHOPS  http://www.meltmethod.com/store/events

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING  https://www.meltmethod.com/store/trainings

TOSsociety is not affiliated nor are we paid to endorse The MELT Method.  We pride ourselves in promoting and providing pain relief and whole body, mind and spirit information for patients.

 

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TOS AND TRIGGER POINT RELIEF

“Dr. Janet Travell treated President John F. Kennedy’s chronic back pain. Dr. Travell and her colleague, Dr. David Simons wrote “The Trigger Point Manual.” Their research shows that tiny contraction knots in our muscles and tissues, known as trigger points, are the primary cause of pain 75% of the time and a factor in almost every painful condition.

Trigger Points develop when an area of the body is injured or over-worked. For instance, a single event can initiate a trigger point, such as a car accident or a sports or work-related accident. Trigger points can also develop over time through muscle strain from repetitive movements at work or play, postural strain from standing or sitting improperly for long periods at the computer or in your car, emotional stress, anxiety, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and toxins in the environment.
The Trouble Trigger Points Cause
Trigger points cause muscles and tissues to tighten and shorten. These hyper-irritated hardened masses cause so much pain and tenderness that you alter the way you move, sit or stand to instinctively protect yourself. By limiting the use of the painful muscle, the muscle begins to weaken.

Your altered patterns of movement put abnormal stress on your muscles, ligaments and joints. This leads to strength and flexibility imbalances in your muscles as well as postural dysfunctions throughout your body.

This “use-abuse-disuse” scenario creates more trigger points in other areas and a vicious cycle begins. Before you know it, you’ve developed clusters of active and latent trigger points. You’ve also given up doing the things you love to do because it simply hurts too much.
Why Hasn’t My Doctor Explained This to Me?
Even though trigger points have been written about in medical journals for over 60 years, their treatment is sometimes associated with acupressure (an ancient Chinese medical process some doctors consider it a type of “quack” medicine).

Yet, trigger points have actually been photographed in muscle tissue with the aid of electron microscopes. (Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Travell & Simons, 1999). Many doctors are still not aware of this.
To complicate matters further, a hallmark of trigger points is something called “referred pain.”

This means that trigger points typically send their pain to some other place in the body. This explains why so many conventional treatments fail.

Many health care professionals assume the problem is where the pain is. They never address the root cause of the problem – the actual trigger point that needs to be deactivated.

So, you could be feeling pain in your buttocks, hip or even down your leg but the actual trigger point needing to be released is located in your lower back.

Pain you feel down your arm or in your mid-back or even your neck starts with a trigger point in the muscles and tendons of your shoulder.”

I am always looking for pain relief modalities to help Sore Hand and TOS patients. I have discovered several excellent ones that go way beyond pills and surgery. I will be presenting a series of them in the near future. Make sure your physical therapist understands TOS and trigger points.

Phil La Puma

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