Thursday, March 1, 2018

Restricted Mobility: Your Bodies Warning Sign

Can you move with ease and comfort? 

A key indicator of health is the ability to use your muscles to move all of your joints without issue. If you begin to notice a limitation of movement in yourself or a loved one, what does this mean? Restricted mobility is the condition where a person's ability to move freely and easily is reduced or impaired. Almost all people will experience restricted mobility at some time in their life. More importantly, what can you do now to minimize any consequences? 
Consequences of Restricted Mobility
Graphic Created by Integrative Diagnosis. Used with Permission.

Let's take a closer look at these issues and their impact on your life and freedom to move. 

Tendon tears:
Tendon Tear- Shoulder
Tendon Tear- Shoulder

Tendons are like ropes acting on our bones. If the tendon gets chronically overloaded, pinched and rubbed, it can tear or fray like a rope. 

We all know someone with joint pain... "It's my arthritic ____ (knee/ hip/ back/ neck/ shoulder/ hand)." Osteoarthritis is mechanical joint breakdown. What if you could identify this issue and slow the progression before severe joint damage occurred?  
Osteoarthritis- Knee
Osteoarthritis: Knee

Disc Degeneration: 
When our back does not move properly it compresses our disc. When repeated for days, weeks, months and years your disc breaks down.
Disc Degeneration- Low Back
Disc Degeneration: Low back

Muscles are supposed to be able to slide & contract, when they are stuck together they are weaker and unable move our body normally.  Furthermore other muscles are forced to compensate, overloading the region.  

Adhesion acts like glue that makes muscles less flexible and weaker. 
Muscle Adhesion
Muscle Adhesion

Trapped Nerves:
Nerves slide and glide through our body like dental floss in our teeth.  If adhesion sticks to a nerve it will entrap it causing numbness, tingling, burning and a toothache type of pain wherever that nerve travels. 
Nerve Entrapment- Sciatic pain
Nerve Entrapment: Sciatica

I have restricted mobility...What do I do?
These consequences sound and look terrible because they are. The best action plan is to identify and acknowledge any areas of restricted mobility. This is accomplished by an Integrative Diagnosis providers evaluation. Dr. Matt Buffan is the Rochester area's only provider with this advanced training and certification.

Once identified, the next step is to restore mobility to the area. An ideal conservative care treatment plan includes an accurate diagnosis, adhesion release treatment, and case leadership to restore mobility and improve function. Our office specializes in providing care to produce results that reduce pain, and slow degenerative changes in order to let you live your life with fewer consequences. 

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