DIAGNOSING AND TREATING PEOPLE WITH SLAP TEARS OF THE GLENOID LABRUM
"Instead of the roof of the subacromial space (the AC joint) coming down and pressing on the structures, I really think that most of it is that the floor (the glenoid ball of the shoulder) is coming up." This means that inferior glide of the humeral head is a must!
Watch as these same two physical therapists demonstrate four different orthopedic tests used to determine the likelihood that your shoulder problem is an impingement or something else (HERE).
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CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN LIMITS A RETIRED FARMER / RANCHER
Glenn was about 75% better after his first treatment and decided to return for one more about a month later. Yesterday Glenn came in with the other shoulder messed up to the point he could not raise it high enough to saddle his horse. After fixing it in about 10 minutes, I asked if he would be willing to talk about his experiences on camera. This is the result.
PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME / CHRONIC HIP FLEXOR PROBLEMS
RELIEF IN A SINGLE VISIT!
Due to a CAR CRASH that she was involved in something like 12 years ago, Angela had gotten to the point she could barely function. At first, she could not get off my table without extreme effort and she could not flex more than a few inches when trying to perform an air squat (she shook). When I finished with her, she could put her rear end almost on the floor in a very deep squat and hold it there without shaking! What were her problems? I realized almost immediately that although she believed her issue to be PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME (she did have a touch of this or SOMETHING THAT CAUSES SIMILAR SYMPTOMS), her main problem was an absolutely brutal unilateral HIP FLEXOR PROBLEM (I also solved a chronic SHOULDER PROBLEM for her as well).
This video was shot almost two weeks ago, immediately after treatment. I told Angela I would wait to post it to make sure her results held up. I got her email this morning. Angela, I am in awe of what you have done with your life. The good people of Columbus, Reynoldsburg, and the surrounding areas are blessed to have you in their corner, helping them fight the good fight in every way ("every way" means the five points of her program; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial)! You're awesome Angela, and meeting you was both a pleasure and a privilege! May God bless you and your endeavors.
Below is an update from 1/4/2018 --- not quite two months after a second treatment. It seems that Angela may have got a bit rambunctious in the gym after feeling so good when she got back home after her first visit. She did things a bit different after her second treatment.
Hello Dr. Schierling,
I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to update you on my health since I last saw you (it'll be 60 days on January 7). I am happy (very happy) to report that I am feeling much better. I'd say I'm about 90% better than before my last visit and the only reason I'm not saying 100% is because I still have some stiffness and an occasional shooting pain in my tailbone area.
However, I am finally walking with no limp at all and the numbness and tingling that was throbbing from my tailbone to my foot is gone. I am also still able to squat low and my knee flexion has greatly improved. I found that while training clients I no longer have to constantly keep moving around. Before, if I stood in place any more than a few minutes I'd get terrible, sharp pains and eventually go numb. This hasn't happened although I do still move around just to make sure I don't get stiff.
This time, what I did differently is took two weeks and completely rested. I didn't train clients, I didn't lift anything over 5 lbs and I kept my legs elevated. I did my stretching daily and sat in the sauna at the gym. No exercise at all. I don't know if this combination of things is what did the trick but this is the first time I've been nearly pain free in four years.
Your scar tissue remodeling technique works! It's the right amount of applied pressure, going deep enough to make a change. A significant change. And the temporary discomfort, for me, was beyond worth living with daily chronic pain.
Thank you so much for your help. I'll update you again at my 6 month mark.
CHRONIC SEVERE SHOULDER PAIN
SOLVED IN A SINGLE VISIT
Lisa had been to her doctor, been to the specialist, gotten an MRI, been given the usual MEDS (and SHOTS), and was ready to start THERAPY. With deductibles so blasted high these days, she had already spent a fortune and didn't really want to have to spend a lot more. She wanted a better solution. That's when she came to see us. I suppose I could hide a tiny little disclaimer at the bottom of this video warning you that Lisa's results are not typical of most of the patients we see, but that would be untrue. The proof? Take a look at some of our hundreds of other TESTIMONIALS.
If you want to see what makes a visit to my clinic a radically different experience than almost anywhere else you'll go, take a look at THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS, or THIS. BTW, our phone number is (417) 934-6337.
CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN SOLVED IN ONE VISIT
CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN SOLVED!
SHOULDER INJURY DUE TO FULL-CONTACT KARATE
"I am a 50 year old pharmacist who has been practicing karate for the past 4 years. In addition to traditional exercises, such as push ups, and stretching, I regularly participate in full contact sparing. Over time I developed an issue with my right shoulder, which gave me constant pain. It was particularly annoying when trying to sleep on my right side as the pain would wake me up. I tried various stretches, ibuprofen, muscle rubs, and time off from working out, but the pain did not go away. I explained this to Dr. Schierling who suspected I had an issue in my rotator cuff caused by a tangling of the soft tissues. He proceeded to perform one of his "scar tissue remodeling" procedures on me, then instructed me to do specific stretches over the next week, with no impact exercises during that time. Almost immediately after the procedure I felt relief. That first night I had NO pain while sleeping. And since the procedure I have gone back to regular activities (including sparing) with ZERO pain."
SCAR TISSUE otherwise known in the medical community as "FIBROSIS" is nasty stuff. It's easy to understand why, once you realize that the most potentially pain-sensitive tissue in the body (FASCIA) is also the most abundant; and it does not image with standard medical testing such as MRI (HERE). If you are interested in seeing more testimonials concerning the work done here in Mountain View, MO, THIS IS THE LINK to follow. BTW Scott, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend some time catching up with you. You and your family have a blessed 2016!
OSGOOD SCHLATTER SYNDROME & CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN
A COUPLE OF TESTIMONIALS
Ben had been referred to me my a buddy of his (a buddy who would love for me to use his name, but due to HIPPA Laws shall remain anonymous) who referred him in to see me about a year ago for Chronic Low Back Pain and Sciatica. Ben had been dealing with this problem for a long time, but no matter what he did, he could not find lasting relief (adjustments would help, but the results never lasted). I quickly discovered that he had FIBROSIS (microscopic "SCAR TISSUE") forming on his THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA. One treatment was all it took took to solve the problem. And after seeing him this past Wednesday for a MESSED UP SHOULDER, I received this email from him on Thursday.
I just wanted to thank you so much for fixing my shoulder. I had a full night's sleep for the first time in two months. I can't believe how well that tissue remodeling works, but it does.
As many of you know, I see lots and lots of patients from ALL OVER THE U.S. --- and even a few from the other side of the globe (HERE and HERE). Kana only had to travel 6 hours to get here. And like I suggest to those who are physically capable; while she, her mom, and a good friend were here, they made a VACATION OF IT.
Kana is an elite gymnast with muscles on top of her muscles. She had been suffering with bilateral OSGOOD SCHLATTER SYNDROME to the point that she could no longer practice, let alone compete. Honestly, it was a simple fix. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, we have never had one fail to get radically better, if not completely well. After treating her one time a couple of wees ago, I received this email yesterday morning from Kana's mother, Samyoung Gaither, of Manhattan, Kansas (home of my alma mater --- Kansas State University).
Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Kana is doing so well. She does not complain about her knee pain since she had soft tissue remodeling. I am so glad we made the decision to go see you. Thank you so much!
Honestly, it's my pleasure. Like I said, it's what I do ---- my life's purpose. And guess what? Tomorrow is Monday!
SOLUTIONS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING
WITH CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN
"Rotator cuff repair surgery and postoperative rehabilitation continue to be some of the most debated topics on the shoulder at orthopedic and physical therapy conferences. Numerous studies have been published showing the failure rate of rotator cuff repair surgery ranges anywhere from 25-90%." Dr. Michael Reinold, DPT, athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and consultant to MLB teams, from his November 2013 article, Can Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears Prevent Surgery?
"In fact, tests like MRI will often times throw us off the trail. Case in point is an informal study that was done a few years ago by the most famous orthopedic surgeon in the history of modern sports, Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Andrews had a hunch that MRI's were not telling the whole story as far as his shoulder patients were concerned. How did he test this hypothesis? He did MRI scans on the pitching shoulders of 31 professional baseball pitchers that were visiting him for other reasons. In other words, these guys had no known throwing problems or pain in their throwing shoulders. Amazingly, he found that 90% of these "healthy" big league pitchers had cartilage problems and Rotator Cuff tendon issues. He concluded the study by making a shocking observation ----- the only excuse a doctor really needs to operate on a shoulder is an MRI. And interestingly enough, the scientific medical literature bears out what he is saying." From my September 30, 2012 article called, Common Shoulder Problems.....
Let me start out by saying that there are so many different types of Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Pathologies that I could never cover them all in this space. And unfortunately, not all of them respond favorably to conservative care. For instance, I have written about Shoulder Separations -vs- Shoulder Dislocations (HERE) --- neither of which I treat when acute (although COLD LASER THERAPY and taping techniques can help with the former). However, there are several types of common shoulder problems that I can typically help people with. Some of them include........
- ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEMS: Whether or not I can help people with ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEMS completely depends on the severity of the problem (i.e. the extent of the tearing). Because there is no specific threshold, my best suggestion would be that as long as the tendon is not completely torn --- to try a TISSUE REMODELING treatment with the Cold Laser and see how you do. You will know in one treatment whether or not this approach is going to help. Be aware that exercises / stretches / strengthening can often help these sorts of problems as well. Always remember that trying conservative methods prior to surgery is highly recommended. This is because even when Rotator Cuff Surgery does work, the rehab is long and difficult. Oh; one more thing. When it comes to Rotator Cuff Problems, people will always swear that their problem is deep inside the joint (HERE). On occasion they are correct, but remember that I can get to 3 of the 4 muscles that make up the Rotator Cuff group.
- SUPRASPINATUS PROBLEMS: I included the Supraspinatus Muscle as a distinct entity from the Rotator Cuff. However, it is actually one of the four muscles that make up the Rotator Cuff, and happens to be the one that is by far the most commonly injured --- some studies say it's the problem 95% of the time that the Rotator Cuff is involved (HERE). It is also about the easiest one to get to for treatment.
- BICEP TENDINOSIS: Although BICEP TENDINOSIS is commonly mistaken for a Rotator Cuff problem, it is not. This is likely because the Biceps Tendon attaches near (just below) the "point" of the shoulder (HERE). Our conservative approach works for most biceps problems, short of total avulsion / rupture.
- FASCIAL ADHESIONS: This is probably the single most common cause for Shoulder Pain that I see. The medical community will refer to these injuries as "sprains and strains" or pulled muscles. In most cases, these will respond like gangbusters to Tissue Remodeling. Although they are typically a much more "chronic" problem, I will throw TRIGGER POINTS or "Myofascial Syndrome" into the mix as well because they are most commonly seen in the shoulder / trapezius area. To better understand the FASCIA, just click the link and start reading.
- RADICULOPATHY: Although this can sometimes be due to Disc Herniation, far more often it is the result of something called "RADICULOPATHY". Radiculopathy is analogous to SCIATICA that occurs in the leg --- only it occurs in the shoulder, arm, and hand. People get numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, etc, as the result of nerve interference from SUBLUXATION that occurs in the lower neck / upper back. Bear in mind that while Radiculopathy can cause pain and other symptoms in the shoulder, it can in no ways be considered a true "Shoulder Problem".
- SHOULDER ARTHRITIS: Degenerative Arthritis (also called Osteoarthritis or DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE) is a bummer. However, if you can make the appropriate lifestyle changes needed (HERE) to curb INFLAMMATION ("itis" is the Latin word for Inflammation), you can do amazing things for this all too common problem. Unfortunately, if you let the joint proceed to a totally degenerative state, you will likely need surgery.
- ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS (FROZEN SHOULDER SYNDROME): This is where the ligamentous "capsule" that surrounds the shoulder joint, "freezes" and adheses. This capsule is there for both strength and keeping the lubricating joint fluid inside the joint where it needs to be. Unfortunately, my Tissue Remodeling Treatment cannot reach an adhesed shoulder capsule as it is too deep. But all is not lost. This is another problem that a Cold Laser can do wonders for, and will likely require some hardcore therapy and stretching as well (most of which you can do at home). Because this is another one of those problems with "itis" in the name, getting Inflammation out of your life (like in the previous bullet point) is critical for full resolution. Interestingly enough, this same protocol is essentially what one would use for the RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS that frequently causes Adhesive Capsulitis.
- SHOULDER BURSITIS: Yet another entry from the "itis" family. To learn more about BURSITIS, just follow the link.
Although there are any number of other things that can go wrong with a shoulder, this list covers what the average person might face in their lifetime. For the record, having a SHOULDER CT / MRI is not always what it's cracked up to be, and might be worse than not having one. I could probably say the same thing about NSAIDS and / or CORTICOSTEROIDS. Although you may end up needing surgery for your particular shoulder problem, I would suggest you get multiple opinions and try everything in your power to avoid it.
ELITE COLLEGE SHOT PUTTER
FINDS THE FIX IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI
Like most elite college athletes, Kylie dealt with a steady string of injuries. If my mind is working correctly this morning, at different times in her time at Southern we took care of a SHOULDER PROBLEM, a TORN HAMSTRING, a HIP FLEXOR ISSUE, a tear of her THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA, and I'm not quite sure what else. Kylie would work with her trainers until she could make the three hour trip back home to get fixed. By the way, if you scroll through the "Shoulder Problems" link above, you'll see a video of Kylie's dad that we put up earlier this year.
I can't leave without saying that the best thing about Kylie is not the great things she's done on an athletic field, but that she is fine Christian young woman, who is a joy to be around. In fact, last year she was one of the nominees for the prestigious Ken B. Jones Award for athletic and academic achievement, as well as community service. We appreciate you Kylie, and thanks for the video!
IS YOUR PAIN SUPERFICIAL OR DEEP?
Despite the wealth and diversity of studies that have been reviewed in the current work, there is a paradoxical feeling that fascial research is still in its infancy, largely because it is not ‘mainstream’. Yet it is likely to become so in the foreseeable future if it does indeed hold the key to understanding aspects of musculoskeletal problems such as low back pain and fibromyalgia. As a substantial number of visits by patients to primary care centers relate to musculoskeletal disorders, the importance of attracting further interest in fascia from the research community is obvious. Some of the concluding remarks from Mike Benjamin's scientific article (The Fascia of the Limbs and Back – A Review) in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Anatomy.
There are three chief types of Fascia; the Superficial Fascia (actually considered to be one of the lower layers of the skin), the Deep Fascia (the fibrous connective tissue which surrounds individual muscles and divides groups of muscles into compartments --- this is the one that I spend the vast majority of my time with), and the Visceral Fascia (the Fascia that surrounds the viscera or organs). It is all basically the same 'stuff' but is named according to where it is found. When all three layers work together, you have a tough, yet elastic tissue that, "surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding some structures together, while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other". As I have written about extensively (HERE & HERE) Fascia is not only one of the most important tissues in the body, but is also one of the most pain-sensitive and under-recognized as well. But back to the original question; is the source of your problem superficial or deep?
More often than not, it is not so deep that I cannot get at it. Let me give you a couple of examples. Although I certainly do not claim to be able to help every person with PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME or CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN, a quick glance at some of our Video Testimonials (check the previous two links) will tell you that I help a significant number. With the shoulder, I can get to the deltoid muscles, the pectorals, the biceps, and at least three of the four muscles that make up the Rotator Cuff (including the Supraspinatus, which is by far the most common to have problems with). Despite the fact that I find the majority of shoulder problems are accessible to be able to treat, people perceive that the pain is deep --- as in deep down in the joint itself, which is not usually the reality of the situation. With Piriformis Syndrome, I find that in many cases, the problem is not the Piriformis Muscle itself, but is in more superficial layers of tissue or Fascia. The Piriformis Muscle (at the Sciatic Notch) just happens to be the place where the impingement is occurring (HERE).
The bottom line is that while not everyone's problem is going to be accessible with Tissue Remodeling, the majority are. Out of time today. Stay tuned for part II of this article later this month, when I will explain pain referral patterns.
SOLVING CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN
IN A POLICE OFFICER
A month ago, I attended Tom's retirement shindig. Having been a member of Mountain View's police force for 35 years, it was a big deal, with burgers served and hundreds of people turning out over the lunch hour to wish him well in his retirement. I was amazed to learn that he had been involved in something like 5,000 felony arrests over the course of his career. When Tom came to me asking for help with his CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN, my desire was to make it as good as new. Not sure we'll ever get to "new", but Tom is 80% better after only two treatments (I gave him a third yesterday). rather than me talk about it, I'll let him tell you about it himself. Enjoy your retirement Tom, and thank you for the many years of service to our community!
RETIRED DENTIST DISHES ON CHRONIC NECK, SHOULDER, AND HIP PAIN
Below is a recent testimonial from Dr. Winna. Dr. Winna entered the world of Chronic Pain almost 20 years ago via a skiing accident (CHRONIC NECK PAIN, CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN, HIP PAIN, PIRIFORMIS). If you enjoy testimonials like Dr. Winna's, take a few moments to watch some of our nearly 200 VIDEO TESTIMONIALS.
In 1995 while snow skiing at Lake Tahoe, California, a snowboarder crashed into me causing a rotator cuff injury. Over the next ten years, I had three cortisone injections and took pain medications to no avail. I regularly used over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) to try and minimize the pain. I also have Fibromyalgia so I am always in some degree of pain. Then in 2011, while playing tennis on a Wii, I suddenly began to experience even worse shoulder pain.
I saw a sports medicine physician who sent me to a physical therapist. The PT said they see many people with this sort of injury because there is no resistance when playing the Wii. After several weeks of therapy, I felt only minimal relief. Not wanting to live in chronic pain any more, I researched my injury on the internet and found Dr. Schierling's website. After my first visit, I had very little pain. And after a follow up one week later, I was pain free. I have been playing tennis (real tennis) the past two summers.
I still suffered from chronic pain in both hips. Even though I see a chiropractor every week, he could not alleviate this pain. It became difficult to walk after only an hour or so. Dr. Schierling once again came to my rescue. I even traveled to Dublin, Ireland last Fall and was able to walk through the city every day with only minimal discomfort. Doctor Schierling has enabled me to look forward to many years of retirement which can now include sports and travel. God bless you Dr. Schierling!
Dr. Edwina J. Beasley
Chief Dental Officer, Retired
California Department of Corrections
SHOULDER & ELBOW PROBLEMS
AND TISSUE REMODELING
COOPER CUTTING HORSES
MICHAEL "SUPER" COOPER
They call Michael "Super Cooper" for good reason. In his career, he has taken home over 3 million dollars in prize money (HERE). In a profession full of people born into it (most of them monied), he is the proverbial self-made man. Not that Michael himself wouldn't give God all of the credit, but years ago, he taught himself the art of training Cutting Horses. He started out using techniques learned from library books on his $300 horse ---- quite a difference compared to the high-dollar horses he trains today. You see, Michael took a completely different route to success than anyone else in his profession. Through hard work, dedication, and a natural horse talent, Michael worked himself into one of the top-ranked Cutting Horse Trainers on the planet (he now lives in Wetherford / Fort Worth, Texas). One thing I can say about Michael is that fame and fortune haven't changed him. At his core, he is still a God-fearing good-ole-boy from the hills of Southern Missouri, who loves his wife and family.
Michael was in Monday with his family to get treated for SHOULDER ISSUES that are due to the repetitive nature of his work. Sara shot a VIDEO TESTIMONIAL, but for some reason we had a problem with the picture (below is the transcript). Thanks Michael! You, Jennifer, and the boys have a Merry Christmas. And say hello to Emmet and Flora Beth for me! God Bless.
Hi, I'm Michael Cooper, a horse trainer from Summersville, Missouri. I had a horse buck me off and land --- actually it fell with me, and I landed on my right shoulder. And when it did, I was unable to move the back side of my shoulder. I thought this was just like any other injury I had been through, and that I'd just get over it. But despite my best efforts, I couldn't raise up my arm. In fact, as time went on, I couldn't even get my arm up high enough to shoot a basketball [I used to play some pick-up ball with Michael and his brothers back in the day. They could all 'light the candle'].
So, I talked to doc and told him that adjustments weren't helping this problem. He said he wanted to try something a bit different. He started working on my shoulder. Almost immediately, I was able to move it better. So he worked on it some more --- and the more he worked on it, the better I was able to move it. I thought wow, this is really amazing! The results were immediate.
Time went by, and I actually forgot about it. So I went to see doc again and he asked how my shoulder was doing. I told doc that it was pretty good, but that I wanted him to look at it again and work on it some more. It's made a big difference in my range of motion --- it works like it's supposed to now. Since I train horses for a living, I don't get enough stretching up high [all Micheal's work is with his arms down low on the reigns]. Through his tissue work it's changed my overall ability to move and do my job. It's been awesome for me. Thanks Doc! - Michael Cooper, December 23, 2013
MICHAEL COOPER & "TRAVELIN SMOOTH" WIN
THE TUNICA FUTURITY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
ANSWER TO CHRONIC NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about...... I’ve been through two wars and I know. I’ve seen cities and homes in ashes. I’ve seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, war is Hell! General William Tecumseh Sherman --- the man for whom the "M4 Sherman Tank" was named after (the tanks below are M-1 Abrams)
Although TBI'S could fall into this same category, once you understand the nature of FASCIA, you can very well understand how it can become Chronic Pain's PERFECT STORM. The following is a testimonial received last week from an individual who was injured by a tank almost a decade and a half ago. We are respecting his right to privacy by leaving out his name. I can assure you that this individual's pain / disability was off the chart, and that before coming to see me, had been through every test and treatment that the military had to offer for CHRONIC NECK PAIN / CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN ----- two problems that are so often seen together, they are often one. As is typical, they played it off and blamed it on DEPRESSION.
I thank you for your service to our country!
POST-SURGICAL ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEMS
Move forward 10 years. After fixing Stephanie's mom's arm about a decade ago, Stephanie came in to see if I could help her with her surgically repaired shoulder. I treated her once then, and once 2-3 years ago --- several years apart. She has no problems with the shoulder today. This is not the only post-surgical shoulder problem I have dealt with. If you feel the urge, you can watch videos from a dance instructor who had an old Rotator Cuff surgery, as well as a pastor who had a 40 year old post-surgical Rotator Cuff that we were able to fix in two visits (HERE and HERE). For more VIDEO TESTIMONIALS related to Tissue Remodeling, follow the link.
SCAR TISSUE REMODELING
CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN IN A SURGICALLY REPAIRED
ROTATOR CUFF AND A CASE OF PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME
Although I treated several patients with similar problems yesterday, it is rare that I get to treat a patient like Barbara. Most of the time when I see someone with PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME, they have had it for years, if not decades (two of yesterday's cases were over ten years ---- both instant results ---- videos are forthcoming). In Barbara's case, she had been getting progressively worse for a month. Her pain was severely affecting her sleep and her ability to work (she was standing up for a sit-down job). VIDEO TESTIMONIALS are my one-man crusade against the myth of EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE.
POST-SURGICAL ROTATOR CUFF
PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME / SCIATICA
TWO MORE PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME VIDEO TESTIMONIALS
(AND A GREAT SHOULDER TESTIMONIAL AS WELL)
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CHRONIC SHOULDER AND NECK PAIN CLEARED UP WITHOUT SURGERY
BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT SHOULDER SURGERY, TALK TO ME
I don’t think my family could understand the chronic pain I had been suffering. My range of motion and strength diminished after a shoulder injury. My life changed dramatically and I could no longer enjoy many activities. The simplest tasks- lifting a pan of water- were extremely painful. I was enduring life, not living it. My neck was so stiff I couldn’t fully turn left and right - driving became risky. As my life became more limited, I felt weak and frustrated. Then one fortunate day, I found Dr. Schierling’s website and booked an appointment. This technique is a life-saver. This is not a wait and see treatment, the relief is immediate. After one session I can turn my neck left and right and the extreme pain is literally GONE. I am grateful to Dr. Schierling and am now learning more about nutrition and caring for myself. Liz Jacobsen, Hideaway, TX.
People visit us because they are tired of going to the doctor and getting eye rolls, insinuations of malingering, accusations of being a drug seeker, and then being prescribed things like PAIN MEDS, CORTICOSTEROIDS, and ANTI-DEPRESSANTS. There is a better way. Do not give up hope. Take charge of your health and change your life for the better! Our goal is to provide you an exit strategy to get off the MEDICAL MERRY-GO-ROUND and take your life back.
By the way, thanks Liz. I wish you and your husband nothing but the best! It was an awesome couple hours I was privileged to spend with you.
ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEMS & CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN
He had already been through one Rotator Cuff Surgery and because his other shoulder now felt the same way, he and his wife had actually crossed off time on the calender later this winter for him to have surgery on his other Rotator Cuff --- the one he was seeing me for. He was fairly dumbfounded when he left the office. His shoulder's Range of Motion was almost normal, and his pain was at least 75% better ---- instantly. His shoulder pain was due to that typical combination of TENDINOSIS and FASCIAL ADHESIONS.
Here are the three SHOULDER TESTIMONIAL VIDEOS we shot throughout the day on Wednesday. Feel free to visit our ROTATOR CUFF PAGE as well.
VIDEO TESTIMONIALS OF CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN
CHRONIC ROTATOR CUFF PAIN
Betty is one of my favorites. She comes two hours (from Springfield) to see us. She was referred to us by a local friend of her's who had a serious, long-term, shoulder problem that we were able to fix several years ago. She is back to have her other shoulder fixed.
CHRONIC PAIN IN THE ROTATOR CUFF
Cliff is the definition of a good ole country boy. Years of heavy, hard work had left him with a shoulder that was wreaking havoc on his life. Cliff may have been my very first shoulder patient over a decade ago. That shoulder is still doing well. Today we fixed his other shoulder.
CHRONIC SHOULDER PROBLEM
FIXED AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT
By the way, in case you weren't aware, Steve and his wife Teresa run two homes for trafficked women and girls --- one in Houston and one in Mountain Grove. I suggest you take a look at the very cool work they are doing (HERE) and support them in any way you can!
MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS
A DAY IN THE LIFE AT SCHIERLING CHIROPRACTIC, LLC
I told Tracy on Friday that we were going to try and get a couple Video Testimonials for a blog post I wanted to do. Although we were crazy busy, she managed to get several. This is why practice is so much fun. All of these but Shelina's were shot last Friday during the course of a regular working day. Shelina's was shot yesterday.
MIKE CURTIS FOR HARLEY CURTIS
$150,000 NIGHTMARE TAKEN CARE OF
Mike brought his fifteen year old son Harley in for the first time, two weeks ago. Three years earlier, a horse that Harley had been riding rared up and went over backwards, ramming his back into the wall of a building and half crushing him. He immediately started having back pain that was exacerbated by a football injury one year later. About this time, he started having abdominal pain and digestive issues. $150,000 dollars, a cancer scare, and more doctors than you can shake a stick at later, Harley is 70% better (the pain and the digestive issues) ---- after just one single treatment.
SHELINA HELT -- CHRONIC NECK PAIN / BACK PAIN / HEADACHES
Several years ago, Shelina had a 4-Wheeler accident. Her injuries caused her enough pain that she was seeing a chiropractor (not me) 3x / week --- for three years. She said it was the only thing that would bring her any relief at all, albeit temporary. After treating Shelina over two years ago with SCAR TISSUE REMODELING, I had not seen her for two years until she came in with her husband and did this video.
STEVEN WILLIAMS -- LONG TERM PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME
Steven came to me a couple different times over the past few months complaining of severe but vague SI pain, low back pain, and sciatica. I adjusted him. He told me that these adjustments had not really helped, and that he wanted to try the Scar Tissue Remodeling I had suggested last visit. Instant huge change! Steven was at a place where seven years of pain had left him talking about shooting himself. This is the nature of PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME.
GIDGET BANKS -- CHRONIC HEADACHES
Gidget struggled with over a decade's worth of CHRONIC HEADACHES. After breaking scar tissue on her several years ago, she saw miraculous results --- immediately!
RICHARD SHOCKLEY -- KNEE / HIP / SHOULDER PAIN
Richard is a heck of a soft ball player (we used to play on the same team). Over the past dozen or so years, I have used Scar Tissue Remodeling to fix several different problems he has had.
TOM FISKE -- CHRONIC ELBOW ISSUE
Tom is one of my favorite patients. I call him "The Throwback". He is a John Walton like man who works hard (owns a logging outfit) and puts family first. Tom had been a patient for a number of years when I asked him why his arm would not straighten out (it was bent at about a 25 degree angle). Tom said it was due to a logging accident and nothing he had tried thus far had helped it. Here is a no-nonsense testimonial from a no-nonsense man. One treatment --- 10 or 12 years ago --- and Tom has no more elbow problems.
SHOULDER DISLOCATION -vs- SHOULDER SEPARATION
Just below that is the "ball and socket" part of the shoulder joint. The head of the arm bone (the humerus) is held into the socket of the Scapula (the shoulder blade) by a group of ligaments known as the Capsular Ligament.
When the shoulder gets hit in a certain way, sustains too much stress (weightlifting, shoveling gravel, a fall), you can damage (sprain or stretch out) the Acromioclavicular Ligament. The picture below (black background) shows the different levels of severity of Separated Shoulders. Because the Acromioclavicular ligament itself is damaged, the end of the collar bone is allowed to tip upwards. Usually this is fairly slight. But as you can see from the images below, they can get progressively severe to the point they can require surgery --- depending on the degree of stretching / tearing of the Acromioclavicular Ligament.
Bear in mind that the tell-tale sign of a freshly Separated Shoulder is a painful 'bump' at the point (top) of the shoulder. An old dislocation will not typically hurt, although the bump remains. Once you have separated the shoulder, it never really goes back. You will always have the bump. Also bear in mind that this is a slow-healing injury. I separated my left shoulder about 16 years ago shoveling pickup load after pickup load of dirt for my garden. I have no real problem with it today as long as I do not get ignorant in the gym and try to bench press like I did back in the day. Unfortunately, TISSUE REMODELING does not really work on this particular injury.
The Shoulder Dislocation is a more serious injury --- something you need to seek medical attention for. It is important to deal with this injury quickly. The longer a shoulder stays dislocated, the greater chance there is for complications. Also, having repeated shoulder dislocations (think of Mel Gibson's character in Lethal Weapon) leads to permanent instability, arthritis, chronic dysfunction, and chronic pain. Besides pain, swelling, and spasm, the classic sign of a Shoulder Dislocation is a hollow area at the front top of the shoulder --- the cavity left after the shoulder comes out of its socket and drops downward. Although we help lots and lots of Shoulder Problems with our Tissue Remodeling (HERE), like the Separated Shoulder, this is not one of them. Again, the Cold Laser Therapy, proper Nutritional Supplements such as LIGAPLEX, can make a huge difference in the length of time a Rehab Protocol will take (as well as its overall effectiveness).
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).
Brain Based Therapy
Can You Help
Cardio Or Strength
Cold Laser Therapy
Death By Medicine
Degenerative Joint Disease
D's Of Chronic Pain
Evidence Based Medicine
Gluten Cross Reactivity
Ice Or Heat
Jacks Fork River
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Number One Health Problem
Platelet Rich Therapy
Post Surgical Scarring
Re Invent Yourself
Rib And Chest Pain
Scar Tissue Removal
Sleeping Pills Kill
Stay Or Go
Stretching Post Treatment
Tensegrity And Fascia
The Big Four
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Whole Body Vibration