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Pain Management Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Acute Low Back Pain

Published on April 13th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

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Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Low Back Pain

Anyone logging long hours of sleep in quarantine?

Lovin’ all this dreamtime, but feel 100 years old in the morning?

Last week I woke up with an intense stabbing pain in my back. Figured it was connected to psoas and iliacus – so released those.

Did deep lunges like LIZARD, this TWIST, and some MYOFASCIAL RELEASE.

Tried to go for a run, but could barely walk.

At this point, I’m super annoyed, but curious. Why can’t I fix this?

Low back pain is my specialty, and I’ve researched, and tested on myself, just about every healing modality prescribed for low back pain.

Steroid injections, Chiropractic, Rolfing, Traction, the work of John Sarno, Trigger Point, ART, Acupuncture, EFT, Tens units, Biofeedback, Meditation, CBD, Big pharma Rx, Self-Hypnosis – you name it, I’ve tried it.

I’ve even made videos about low back pain.

Then I remembered some acupressure points in the calves that I’d learned about years ago from Cindy Black. Cindy is a renowned massage therapist who developed a style of massage based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Acute Low Back Pain

I spent about 5 minutes on these points in both calves and ALL BETTER!

MERIDIAN MASSAGE FOR ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN (focus on BL57)

Three ways you can get to these points:

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Acute Low Back Pain

1- Use a Theracane. Lay on your back with one foot on the floor, the other foot lifted. Hold the theracane behind the calf, applying the short nub up and down.

2- This is my favorite way because it’s quick and dirty and provides INSTANT relief. Sit in a non-wheeled chair. Put your legs up on the edge of desk, placing the middle of the calves on the desk’s edge. Move the leg back and forth about 3-5″ (helps to have slippery pants on). For more sensation, flex the foot (pull toes toward face) as you do this.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Acute Low Back Pain

3-Have a professional bodyworker get into your calves by asking them to release your gastrocnemius and soleus. Feel free to show them these Bladder Meridian points.

Hope you find this helpful!

Namaste, Catherine

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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