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The Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome : How to Get Pain Free by Restoring Your Thoracic Outlet Spring Mechanism (Human Spring Book Series 4) (English Edition) Kindle版
- ASIN : B07JNJTNDW
- 出版社 : Masters Academy Publishing inc (2018/10/23)
- 発売日 : 2018/10/23
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 22481 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効にされていません
- 本の長さ : 528ページ
- ページ番号ソース ISBN : 1090241038
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 53,411位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Reading about the Human Spring Theory helped me to understand how my muscles have reacted to my TOS as ‘spasms’ and, thus, have added to my pain by further compressing the nerves and arteries in my thoracic outlet. In order to release the ‘spring’ of those muscles, I needed to learn where those muscles were, and studied a fair bit of anatomy during the recent lockdown. My husband researched and learned about the different muscles along with me, so that he could help me with the treatment.
Treatment Part I: massage time
In order to carry out the recommended treatment, you will need someone to help you. Under Dr. Stoxen’s direction, my husband and I were able to try the method of relaxing the muscles through vibrational massage and deep tissue massage. Every evening for the last few months, we have done 30-45 minutes of vibrational massage to push inflammation out of the muscles and relax them. Then we’d do deep tissue massage, followed by a further 15-20 minutes of vibrational massage to ease some of the soreness from the deep tissue work. Depending on how bad my condition is each time, the whole process usually takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is a time commitment, but definitely worth it as my pain has decreased significantly. I believe that, as you continue doing the treatment, you’ll be able to decrease the amount of time or not even need to do it every day. However, at the beginning, the most effective method is to do it every single day.
One could say that Dr. Stoxen’s ideas aren’t completely new, but they work on the basis of taking your wellbeing into your own hands. Physical therapists are really good at their jobs and it’s thanks to them that I’ve been able to manage daily pain all these years. However, their appointments are limited to 15-30 minutes, depending on the type of health insurance you have. Dr. Stoxen is adamant about the fact that, for conditions like TOS, more time is vital for a more complete treatment of the issue.
Moreover, Dr. Stoxen states it’s not necessary to rely on doctors prescribing strong pain relieving drugs or offering a surgery that doesn’t necessarily have a high success rate. In fact, in order to do this treatment, you need to be completely off all medication. You need to be able to feel the pain so that you know in which areas to do the treatment. I know that is a challenge, especially if you’ve relied on pills for years to manage your pain and be able to do ordinary tasks. I had actually made the decision to stop taking medication about six months before we started the treatment. I knew it would be necessary anyway, to improve my overall health, but it was not easy to stop completely.
Treatment Part II: stretch & strengthen
The second part of Dr. Stoxen’s treatment is familiar ground to those who have tried the physical therapy route. In his book, he sets out a number of stretches and strengthening exercises, specifically meant to target those key muscles. The idea is that you adjust the muscles through massage and stretching, and then you strengthen them to relieve the compression on the bones that have trapped the nerves and arteries. To do these exercises, you may need to purchase a few items, but nothing overly expensive. And since we couldn’t afford fancy equipment or gym membership, here’s a list of the tools we did use:
-Dr. Stoxen’s book
-The Vibeassage from Dr. Stoxen’s website (this was the most expensive purchase, but it was necessary for this treatment and well worth the money)
-A stretchband (start with this before moving on to weights)
-A dumb bell set
Treatment Part III: professional guidance
The third and final part of Dr. Stoxen’s suggested treatment is to find a chiropractor that would be able to adjust your first rib. This is the one part of the treatment I’ve been hesitant about and have not carried out yet. I understand that Dr. Stoxen believes releasing the first rib is key; however, I’m still doing research on this and seeking advice from various sources, including doctors, physical therapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. I believe it’s vital to first know what type of TOS you have, and whether or not it’s directly related to the first rib. Unfortunately, progress has been slow in my research because of lockdown and not being able to visit doctors freely, but I will not give up.
Something I wish I’d known nine years ago is that there’s no need to rush into something I’m uncertain of, and no matter how confident a doctor, physical therapist, osteopath or chiropractor sounds, there are things they will only see from their particular professional viewpoint. A doctor gets your scans done, prescribes drugs and, eventually, suggests surgery. Physical therapists don’t want you to opt for surgery too soon and would rather you do your exercises- strengthen that core, fix your posture, etc. Osteopaths are concerned with your alignment and posture. And so the list goes. Whatever happens and whoever you see, don’t forget this: you know your body best. So, as you try various treatments, only you will be able to tell if it actually helps you and makes you feel better.
Do I recommend it?
If you’re an English teacher, or simply have a fondness for good writing, you probably will struggle with Dr. Stoxen’s book. The diagrams and illustrations aren’t always clear, and the corresponding website is also uninspiring. For a practical and charismatic person like Dr. Stoxen, I think making a short instruction manual or a series of instructional videos would be more suitable. However, if you can wade through the writing style and mechanics of the book, there are still nuggets of helpful ideas to be gained by reading it. In the end, my husband and I contacted Dr. Stoxen directly. He was very kind and he happily explained his points to us in more detail and even showed us how to use the vibrating massager via video call.
Finally, is it worth it to try Dr. Stoxen’s suggested treatment for TOS? The pain is not totally gone overall and there are still good days and bad days, but honestly, I cannot recommend this treatment enough. For the first time in months (years even!) I have been sleeping through most nights and waking up without pain. There are many activities I can do now that I haven’t been able to do in years. Hobbies I thought I’d have to give up because of my pain, I can now do freely. Dr. Stoxen introduced us to an idea that has given me so much to look forward to.
No wonder people live too short and die to long these days.
This book basically educates how to look after yourself physically so you can live and feel both stronger and better when it comes to the upper body (for the lower body, there’s “how I got my wiggle back”)
Surprising easy to read for how technical the subject is.
I am a Professional Athlete who has been following the Human Spring Approach since 2012. I was super injury prone my entire life before hand. I haven't had much since and if I do they are super easy to manage now in a way that allows me to still train super hard. I'm the guy everyone goes to when they find an injury for instant relief and game plan to continue training... and it's all outlined in this book.
Dr James Stoxen's story is amazing and it's must read to understand why he's approach isn't just mumbo jumbo... He was personally forced to uncover the truth.
I've also used the approach on my mum to assist her RSI she's had since the late 90s... it would of disappeared already for her if she wasn't as hard headed and followed my advice!!!! I can't wait for my hard copy to arrive so I can put that put photocopies of the book all over the house so she has no excuse!!!
It wasn't until I read this book that I understood what was going on in my body and why no one could help me. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is not understood by the medical world generally which is evident in the treatment usually given, namely surgery to remove the scalene muscles and/or ribs. You do not want this!
Dr. Stoxen explains how you likely got TOS, anatomically why you are experiencing your specific problems, and what you can do to reverse it. He is logical, thorough, and passionate about getting people better. Look up his credentials.
I am currently seeing a chiropractor after having discussed Dr. Stoxen's work demonstrated in this book and for the first time in years am experiencing relief from pain and freedom of movement. Finally on the right track!
If this sounds like your story then please read this book.
Thank you Dr.Stoxen for sharing this divinely inspired knowledge and CONGRATULATIONS! to all who are benefits we are Pretty lucky !
Precise in physiology, a text that starts from the anatomy and arrives at the techniques of therapy. Absolutely to have in your library.