We had a client come in for the first time yesterday and her symptoms were all very much nerve related. Aching, burning, and numbness starting from the gluteal crest where the long head of the biceps femoris muscle originates at the ischial tuberosity through the posterior aspect of the knee, working laterally to the fibular head, wrapping around to the medial tibia, and eventually working its way down to the dorsal aspect of the foot (see Figure 1).
After physically running through this pathway with her hand to show me where these symptoms are being presented, I asked her if she was familiar with the pathways of the nerves in the lower body (see Figure 2).
I was pretty surprised by her answer, which was a simple, "no". Normally I would not be expecting a "yes", as I know its rare to be familiar with this side of health and wellness. It's not exactly the most exciting thing to Google in your spare time.
But, after hearing how long the symptoms have been around and the amount of time spent trying to find a solution, surely someone in the medical field had shared this information with her. My expectation was that at some point there had to be a specialist or doctor who ran through this information, especially being that there was a trip to Johns Hopkins Medical Center at one point for an injection.
So I went on to explain to her the comparisons between where she touched on her right leg to some of the nerves in the lower body.
Why am I sharing this with you? Well it could help you, a friend, or family member that has not yet found an answer to similar symptoms or given up hope. This client has had the issue for over 5+ years and has been through the wringer and back with "specialists", physicians, MRI's, and different methods of therapy, only to find out that no one knows what's happening or how to solve it.
Sleeping is terrible, sitting at work is beyond frustrating, and driving, well that sometimes requires the use of the left leg because of discomfort in the right. How frustrating!
After a few minutes of administering the Neuro Therapy search process, we were able to locate the exact areas in the body that were over-sensitized, which were directly correlated to the most distal portions of those nerve endings she discussed (see figure 3). These areas we found were actually about the farthest thing away from the most painful spot on her body, near the gluteal crest. We then went to work on correcting the issue at hand.
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Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore area's only specialist Neuro Therapy facility for people who want to stay active into their 40s, 50s, and beyond.
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