Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Update - TMJ/Dance/Walking + Abdominal Adhesions... :(

I am now feeling seriously "fit." I am now walking really well - so properly using trunk and hips for the first time ever. This is meaning that I am now using all the trunk and hip muscles and this has meant my walking speed has now really improved and that I am losing the last major bit of spare-tyre that would never go from my middle. I think it will soon be time to do some running again....

As a result of my work in parallel and strengthening that alignment, has actually reinforced the strength in my core stability and in dancing as well. I have, for sometime, been experimenting with the order of the classical ballet barre and have made many changes to the order of the class as well as mainly doing the barre work in the centre (e.g. with no support, except for 2 exercises). I need to continue my adage work, and urgently need to work on pirouettes and allegro.

I had some more work done on my TMJ and now have an exercise to strengthen the right side of the lower TMJ to try and stop the deviation to the left. I had no spasms during treatment and no reactions of any (negative) kind the next day. This might really get sorted out. I must still get my orthodontic appliance reviewed. 

Abdominal Adhesions
A recent scan has revealed that I have adhesions to my left bowel, ovary and the back of the uterus. It is coming up to crunch time and probably more surgery later in the year.....:(  Endometriosis etc. It looks like surgery will certainly be required. Again....

1 comment:

Unknown said...


My name is Chelsea and I have been struggling with JHS for almost 3 years. It was a very long 2.5 years before anyone would take the time to listen to me long enough to figure out what was going on. Extremely frustrating. My JHS affects only the right side of my body and is in my shoulder running up my neck and down my arm and in my hip running up my back and down my leg (I believe this is where it began with you).

I saw a spine/pain specialist yesterday who does a lot of work with JHS and prolotherapy. He told me that I have 3 options: 1-very aggressive physical therapy with a 40% success rate, 2-Prolotherapy which insurance does not cover in the US so it is expensive and painful, or 3- Surgery which would only be effective in my shoulder.

I just wanted to see if you had any advice or if you have any experience with prolotherapy.

My email is

I look forward to hearing from you!