25 year old male married with children in good health with regular exercise regimen and normal blood pressure with no prior history of major illness. He was diagnosed with pinched nerve or herniated disc and had a family history of Arthritis.
Therapy Suggested: Deep Tissue massage therapy with warm compresses and cervical pillow.
Recommended: Bromelain and silica supplements
Homeopathic remedy: Rhus Toxicodendron; Rub the neck area with arnica topical crème as needed.
Dietary Recommendations: Consume more calcium rich foods such as spinach, kale and swiss
chard. Eliminate sugar, and salt. Consume potato juice on regular basis with yogurt.
Lifestyle Changes: Refrain from bending, strenuous activities requiring craning of the neck.
Recommended ergonomic seating and work area at work.
Management & Outcome: MRI exam confirmed a herniated disc. Recommended to
use cold compresses initially to reduce swelling and then use warm compresses as needed.
Recommended massage therapy three times a week after initial inflammation subsided. Therapy helped to increase flexibility and alleviate pain. Recommended Rolfing for further pain management.
Type Of Outcome: After six weeks of massage therapy, rolfing, and supplements patient discomfort decreased and he was able to rest more comfortably. Patient experienced an occasional migraine patient pain management went from a 0 to about a 6.