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HOW TO DEAL WITH 12 YEAR-OLD CUTANEOUS REFLEX ZONES

One of the main professional tasks for a Medical Massage therapist is to detect the presence of reflex zones in skin (cutaneous reflex zones), fascia (connective tissue zones), skeletal muscle (hypertonus, TP,
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A Tale of Two Patients

Ross Turchaninov, MD In one day we had two patients with absolutely similar clinical symptoms. Those symptoms were numbness and burning pain in the left palm. The Sensory Test confirmed a significant decrease o
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SCIATIC PAIN OR VIRAL ATTACK?

Recently we had a 65 year-old female patient who was suffering from burning pain on the lateral aspect of the left foot for almost two weeks. She went to a podiatrist who diagnosed her with Morton’s Neuroma b
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Incorrectly Treated Frozen Shoulder

Last week we had a patient with left shoulder pain and ROM restriction. Two months ago the patient started to feel pain in the shoulder, which eventually caused severe restriction of motion. He wasn’t abl
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PARS DEFECT 

69 year old male Very active.  Likes to hike, bicycle, work out, play golf, etc. His symptoms were pain and irritation from the low back to the feet with the feet being the most problematic area.  The patient
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Chronic Upper Abdominal Pain

Last month one of the pain management physicians associated with our clinic sent us a patient with right side chronic upper abdominal pain. The patient was in a car accident almost two years ago. After initial
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POSTSURGICAL EDEMA

Recently I saw a patient who went through knee replacement. His major problem was significant peripheral edema from below the knee all way to the foot. For more than two weeks I battled with it. I did the
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Misleading Lower Back Pain

A week ago my regular client called and asked me to help his friend who was visiting him in Los Angeles. According to my client, his friend had been suffering from acute lower back pain for more than 10 days. T
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News from the Clinic: Medical Massage Helps Stroke Patient

Medical Massage Helps Stroke Patient A few months ago, I got a call from a thirty five year-old Hispanic female.  The conversation should have taken five minutes but took about an hour.  The reason this conve
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PERSISTENT LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN

 By Dr. Ross Turchaninov              Two weeks ago a 62 year-old female patient was referred to our clinic by her new primary care physician. For the last 8 months she’s suffered from moderate