".... I would think you can get muscle atrophy even if the nerves are working."
- yes true.
Nerves are only part of the battle with muscles, the other half is muscle chemistry which can bne altered by infection, methalation ect.
And nervous system tension/anxiety can deteriorate muscles from cutting off circulation. This can be/is a downward spiral itself. More tension = tight muscles > less circulation > starving muscles > atrophy and or more tightness > .....starts over again.
Constant thinking/worrying about
it can increase symptoms.
A calm mind and self myofacial muscle tension release is a good starting point. I still had to do this after ABX, since muscles have learned memory, not much different than bent plastic sitting in the sun too long, will take a new "set" to its new position, even if its the wrong position, which becomes the new normal.
Just killing the critters is not a gaurentee that your muscles will erase their past "ill" memory. I have proven this theory myself. The length of time ones muscle were "ill" is what makes the difference. Yes , I have corrected most of it 2.5 years post ABX.
People with lyme less than 1-2 years or so who went through "critter eradication" which made everything normal again, is not a fair comparison to long term lyme (a few years plus).
Those foam fitness rollers may not provide instant relief, but they do instantly provide better circulation, which will have long term benefits- its technically muscle detoxing, out with the old blood and in with the new (plus nutrients).
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Twenty years of Hashimoto adds to the enjoyment.
Post Edited (astroman) : 6/15/2018 11:35:18 AM (GMT-6)