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Blogs and Articles — CRPS

CRPS 1 and Frozen Shoulder

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  CRPS 1 / RSD - May get worse if left untreated and can become irreversible   Severe cases of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome can be associated with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 (CRPS 1) - formally known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Sudeck’s Atrophy This condition can be a serious and unwelcome complication of frozen shoulder syndrome. In some cases the CRPS 1 may precede the onset of a Frozen Shoulder. The average age of CPRS sufferers is 42, which fits into the “younger” frozen shoulder sufferer profile. The condition is also commonly associated with insomnia, another frozen shoulder...

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Common Painful Conditions that can be addressed with Trigger Point Therapy

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   How Often To Treat Trigger Points?   What are the most common chronic pain syndromes that respond well to trigger point therapy? Trigger points are associated with most painful conditions. In some cases, trigger points can be addressed to relieve symptoms of pain and restricted movement, and in other cases there are trigger point treatment protocols that can address the root cause and provide total relief. Below we've listed 7 of the most common painful conditions which can often be treated effectively with well established trigger point treatment protocols. Each of these conditions is known to be extremely painful and...

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My Journey with NAT - Michael Coffee

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  Michael Coffee, Massage Therapist, NAT, Nationally Certified with NCBTMB - Michael seen here presenting his trigger point techniques at the 33rd Annual NAMTPT conference, Chicago, October 27, 2017   NAT has had a tremendous impact on my mother’s RSD .... and on my career! My first patient was my mother,” explains Michael Coffee, an NAT masters certified massage therapist from Colorado. Michael’s mother developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), when he was 7 years old. She was in such severe pain that he couldn’t even hug her, so he went out and bought a book on massage hoping to...

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Trigger Point Therapy - CRPS1

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Michael Coffee LMT presenting his techniques for the treatment of CRPS at the 33rd Annual NAMTPT Conference, Chicago, October 2017. Niel Asher Education received the award for "Excellence in Education" at the conference.   My Journey with NAT - Michael Coffee LMT   Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that usually occurs after a trauma or injury to one of your limbs The cause of CPRS is believed to be due to the malfunction of or damage to the peripheral and central nervous system (CNS) or perhaps even the blood supplies to the nerves themselves. The...

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