A HELD IN SNEEZE CAUSES A
DECADE OF CHRONIC PAIN
"In May 2004, Sosa suffered an odd injury while sitting next to his locker chatting with reporters before a game in San Diego's PETCO Park. He sneezed very violently, causing severe back pain. He was diagnosed with back spasms and placed on the disabled list. Later, he fell into one of the worst slumps of his career, only snapping out of it during the last week of the season. He was greatly depressed when the officials told him he couldn't play." - Wikipedia's entry on Sammy Sosa
Over the years I have brought up this story to many patients because similar injuries are not as uncommon as you might think. If you read some of my work on RIB TISSUE PAIN (and HERE), you'll begin to understand why. The following is a testimonial from Winona, Missouri's Steven Mullins. For the record, I fixed a long-standing NECK PROBLEM with Scar Tissue Remodeling, but did not have any idea that his back / rib problem was so severe. This testimonial was given to me earlier this week.
"I remember when I hurt my ribs because it was the same week that Sammy Sosa hurt his in the same way. I tried to hold in a sneeze and felt something "pop" in my ribs. Initially laid up for a week, I have not been able to twist without pain since. It even affects my breathing. That problem is completely gone after having Dr. Schierling work on my back and ribs to break up the Scar Tissue."