Diagnosed with Psoas Syndrome

by Milner L. Ruff
(Jonesboro, GA, USA)

Back in September 2010 I jumped down from the back of a truck and injured my thigh. I did not realize it was serious until I could not stretch or do exercises anymore.


I went to physical therapy but that did not help. Then I started having pains in my lower back, so I went to a chiropractor that told me that I have Degenerative Disc Disease of the lumbar, severe arthritis, a herniated disc and severe muscle spasms.

Needless to say I have not been able to work since October 2010 and I am no closer to getting better. The doctors keep telling me my problem has nothing to do with the Psoas Syndrome and I keep trying to tell them it does.

I am extremely stiff in my back and can't hardly get up out of the bed. I never had any problems with my body until I jumped down off the truck and injured my thigh.

I have been fighting Social Security Disability. They turned me down twice and now I am in the hearing process. They told me I can work like this. And I am unable to find a doctor to really help me.

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Have You Tried Massage Therapy?
by: Stephen from Lower Back Pain Answers

Greetings Milner,

I'm sorry to hear you've been having so much discomfort. One of the main purposes of Lower Back Pain Answers is to hopefully fill the gap left by allopathic physicians who are untrained in soft tissue problems such as psoas syndrome (aka iliopsoas syndrome).

I'm wondering if you've tried to find a massage therapist to help you with this. An experienced massage or neuromuscular therapist will provide therapy that you're unlikely to receive from a physical therapist. PTs tend to focus a exercises, and often the exercises are somewhat generic rather than specific to your particular body and problem.

In addition, it's often necessary to accompany any type of exercise or movement therapy with hands-on care.

Here's a place to start in looking for a massage or neuromuscular therapist...

Find a Massage Therapist

If you happen to be in or near Vermont, my own private practice is here...

Neuromuscular Therapy of Vermont

Wishing you all the best,

Stephen @ LBPA

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