Muscle relaxation of the upper torso

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freezinginAK
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   Posted 1/2/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
       Muscle tension can cause many things from simply pain, fatigue, headaches/migraines and many more symptoms, most time recognizing that this is a problem can be felt at bed time as we try to relax and sleep, only to have to repeat this course of action of relaxing these muscles time and time again. But even during the day this process is still going on but are to busy with both work and tending to chores only later do we feel the effects of it. The same can be said about being cold, as your body tenses up to help you to keep your body warm and is a natural response to the cold, but in someway something went wrong in are systems putting us in a constants defence mood tightening up these muscles and now must be relearned to relax them.
 
   Is CBT the answer
 
   In many ways yes and in some cases meds can help as well but we can not rely just on meds as the fix all cure. there are many ways to help with this depending on how server the case maybe and can only take a few minutes at a time to do so.
 
   1. Realizing that this is a real problem and taking the steps to react and correct this
 
   2. depending on how bad you feel that this is a real problem in your life's, you may need to do this more often during the day and    
       remember it takes very little time to do,
 
   3. By tightening up your muscles of the upper torso and feeling the tightness then releasing them and feel to over all comfort,  
       relieving pain and discomfort and by doing this over and over again as you feel the tightness come on your mind will see a 
       difference, a more relaxing difference that your body and mind needs and feels better by doing so but it will take time as
       we have trained are bodies to react this way and now must redo the wrong.
 
   Please help with anything that you have found helpful on this subject that has worked for you, and we will try to hit on other problems like this one at a time
 
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey cowboy that is a good one.  Thanks and this is going to be a good year.

Remember to toss in a bit of your wonderful frozen humor from time to time.

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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   

i need to learn more about this cos of my fibro as well as AP, but my upper body muscles are tight, painful and in knots and if CBT can help, then i will do it some more- thanks for bringing this up, cowboy, i think many will benefit from this.

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freezinginAK
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   

   Thanks,

   But I too deal with other issues of my neck with DDD that causes a lot of tension and neuro pain that I need neuro pain killers for but this has helped me out so much to relieve a lot of the pain as I do tense up and put more tension on the impending bones on the spinal cord

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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Cowboy :)

Great thread. I need to get back into this again for my costo and arthur. . . :) I've been slipping with my therapy. . . shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone. . . lol. I'm just gonna pick myself up by my bootstraps and keep on going :)
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
freezinginAK said...

   Thanks,

   But I too deal with other issues of my neck with DDD that causes a lot of tension and neuro pain that I need neuro pain killers for but this has helped me out so much to relieve a lot of the pain as I do tense up and put more tension on the impending bones on the spinal cord

   Cowboy up

man that sounds painful! especially with your spinal cord- i hope you get some effective relief, so you feel better, and so you can happily navigate our magic carpet sometime soon! lol. take care cowboy, you do a great job on this forum,

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P-Fit
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   Posted 1/2/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having good luck with massage therapy and physical therapy for my fibro and neck/upper torso pain. I've also started getting regular light exercise in...even some belly dancing smilewinkgrin There are some days after PT when I'm sore but most days are good. The e-stem they give me is LOVELY!
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   Posted 1/2/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I am blessed with the most amazing husband in the world. EVERYNIGHT he massages some part of my body. I can tell the difference alot because I am sleeping better, my anxiety is better. I have Crohns Disease and it also effects the joints alot as well as Fibro and Osteoarthritis. Cowboy I have had 2 herniated discs that had to be surgically repaired, so my friend I do feel your pain. There is no comparison to that pain in my opinion.

P-Fit what is e-stem?
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P-Fit
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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners said...
I am blessed with the most amazing husband in the world. EVERYNIGHT he massages some part of my body. I can tell the difference alot because I am sleeping better, my anxiety is better. I have Crohns Disease and it also effects the joints alot as well as Fibro and Osteoarthritis. Cowboy I have had 2 herniated discs that had to be surgically repaired, so my friend I do feel your pain. There is no comparison to that pain in my opinion.

P-Fit what is e-stem?

Here's the official definition. I spelled Stim wrong blush
 
Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations the physical therapist can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The physical therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.
Also Known As: E Stim
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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always been interested in this therapy P-Fit. . . I just am a little anxious about more stimulation with this dd, lol :) Thanks for the info!
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P-Fit
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   Posted 1/7/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Green Grove said...
I have always been interested in this therapy P-Fit. . . I just am a little anxious about more stimulation with this dd, lol :) Thanks for the info!

You should give it a try. It feels SO good after the PT exercises they put me through. It only lasts about 10 minutes and you get to control the level on stimulation. Some people actually fall asleep during the stim.
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Twistedmentality
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   Posted 1/7/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
im going through alot of little problems suck as tingles,twitches neck pain and minor headaches(all of which makes me think i have a tumor). i started working out and trying to get in better shape physically and mentally. i find at least for the neck pain a good icepack does the job. going day by day..
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