Commonly called an ‘autoimmune disease’ as if your body is attacking itself, arthritis only shows up in specific joints.  Explanations for this fact, even in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, are lacking.

There is no doubt that arthritis has direct connections to our body’s ability to digest certain foods.  There are many books written on the subject of what foods to avoid that are very helpful in managing arthritis symptoms.  Avoiding certain categories of food reduces the general inflammatory effect in the body.

I’d like to address WHY arthritis shows up in some joints and not others.

In my experience (44 years of clinical practice and teaching), Arthritis is Body Intelligence at work. The joints that are affected by arthritis are weak.   They’ve been stressed or damaged in the past and lack full muscular support and function. So the body attempts to stabilize the joint by depositing bone when it cannot rebuild soft tissue integrity.  The bone is sore because it is in a state of active bone growth to stabilize the joint.  We avoid using a joint that hurts and this contributes further to its weakness and its decline.

Lack of balanced muscle support creates collapse and impingement in joint spaces

It is commonly known that injuries sustained in high school sports will show up as arthritic degeneration in an adult’s 40s.  This is because even though tissue heals after an injury, the neuromuscular coordination programs that govern function of that joint are never corrected, not even through exercise.  You cannot correct motor coordination dysfunction through exercise alone. 

Manual Muscle Testing reveals that one side of an affected joint is inhibited or weak, ie., it is unable to respond when needed.   Once the source of the inhibition is removed and the joint is at least responsive, the muscles are capable of being conditioned; of building strength. The soreness in the bones and soft tissue is dramatically and quickly reduced because the inflammation of bone growth is no longer needed as muscle support wakes up.   These results can be immediate.

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming NMR® allows us to assess and correct the source of the inhibitions that contribute to arthritic degeneration and other range of motion restrictions resulting from the body’s adaptation to weakness. NMR usually brings about a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in strength and function even within one session.

If you have arthritis, or other muscular weakness, you can call the Healus Neuro Rehab Center clinic today to arrange a FREE ½ hour NeuroMuscular Assessment, to find out which of your muscles are not providing you with full support and why….Why wait?  You have nothing to lose and much to learn…!

Are YOU a HyperSensitive Person HSP? 

Do you feel everything intensely?  Do problems in your body become a total distraction until you can get them fixed?  Do you feel depressed that your body is falling apart? Are you in Chronic Pain and unable to escape?   …You may be an Ultrasensitive (my preferred term as it doesn’t imply you should be different).

Being an Ultra-sensitive is both good and bad.  When it’s good it means everything delicious and wonderful is experienced in the delightful extreme. But what about when your body isn’t working properly?  You are in chronic pain and everyday is a burden.  It’s a total obsession to try and get it fixed and people think you’re a hypochondriac when you’re not.  It’s just a hypersensitive nervous system…

Treatment at Healus Neuro Rehab Center Helps

Reduce Chronic Pain and Depression Resulting From Dysfunctional Systems…

Yesterday a new client came in who has been in chronic pain since he fell backward with a ladder 11 years ago.  2 years later he was hit by a car, caving his legs in from the right to the left against a wall.   His equilibrium is faulty, he feels like he can’t walk straight. His low back is in pretty constant pain. His leg hurts all the time. It’s hard to concentrate. Many therapists have taken his money and not helped. When they are unable to help they dismiss people as hypochondriacs.  Doctors say they can find nothing wrong. (That’s the good news!)

He’s not a hypochondriac. His body structure has been damaged and is not self correcting. His pelvis is distorted. There is a vertebral instability at the top of his neck. His right eye slants down from the cranial bones being out of place. Eye tracking problems make him slightly nauseous.  The problem is compounding and getting worse over time, involving many systems: sleep patterns, digestive disturbance and balance and orientation issues; depression and anxiety.  There are rotations and counterrotations in his spine with a left hip hike which makes the inside of his right leg weak and unstable, so it rolls in at the hip, which pronates his ankle.  A podiatrist would suggest orthotics to prop the arch.  But this is only a small part of a multi-system breakdown.  There is pain in the gut and he can’t thrust through his right leg to his foot which means he is collapsing on his right side and feels like he has no strength. To exacerbate it all, he’s an Ultrasensitive and there is no ‘cure’ that will change that. Changing the problem is what remains to be done.

At the Healus Neuro Rehab Center we solve multi system breakdowns every day, a piece at a time.  11 or 30 years of problems do not go away overnight, but they do go away. NeuroMuscular Reprogramming unravels the tangle of residual structural dis-coordination and sets the body straight.  This is a huge relief!  When I described the problem as a chain of causation and consequence my client recognized the logic of and felt the truth of what I was saying immediately. He’s been looking for so long that everyone around has told him that HE is the problem. Just being heard and seen is the first step in the path to freeing the body’s resources to sort things out.

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming (NMR)® Relieves Stress and Improves Function–Fast!

NMR reduces the stress on the system by organizing the musculature to function correctly, not just by assigning exercises but by correcting stored motor coordination information that keeps the problem as the patterned response to movement. A dis-coordinated body cannot benefit optimally from exercise so Physical Therapy has not helped.  NMR has made a significant difference in only 2 sessions.  The back pain is reduced, the eye tracking improved, the face smiling in relief!

NMR belongs in the world of Physical Therapy, changing the motor coordination PRIOR to assigning exercises to condition weak muscles.  It should also be included in any fitness and conditioning program who’s purpose is providing support or rehabilitating a damaged structure.

If you have been plagued by a long standing problem which is getting worse with age you might benefit from our FREE 1/2 hour Assessments.  You will learn what is contributing to your symptoms and what it will take to correct those things.  Call today or refer a friend for a FREE ASSESSMENT! 415 388 9945 or fill out our questionnaire at  http://healus.com/intake-form/