The treatment protocols of DMR therapy®, specifically developed to treat extreme fascial and muscular dysfunction of the shoulder are the most prudent first step towards healing in these cases because this therapy is not only extremely rapid and effective, almost never requiring more than one to three sessions to eliminate the problem, but has no negative side effects.
Arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff injury, adhesive capsulitis, loss of joint cartilage and frozen shoulder are the most frequently heard medical explanations for shoulder pain. X-rays, MRI’s and other tests often seem to substantiate such diagnoses. Nonetheless, they are generally not the true cause.
Even when a shoulder joint has suffered a verifiable injury, trigger points and extreme tension in the muscles and tight, thickened and restricted fascia always contribute a major part of the pain. Referred pain can be every bit as intense and debilitating as pain from a damaged joint.
Trigger points, tight muscles and twisted and thickened fascia in the four rotator cuff muscles are the most frequent cause of shoulder pain. But up to twenty muscles are involved in operating the shoulder and all of them are vulnerable to strain. When a shoulder muscle is made dysfunctional by trigger points, other muscles have to compensate. Under the extra burden, each acquires trigger points in turn, until every muscle in the region is in trouble. This can lead to progressively limited movement of the arm, ending ultimately in a frozen shoulder.
Some researchers suspect that trigger points may actually be the root cause of true osteoarthritis and other kinds of joint deterioration. This is because muscles afflicted with trigger points become shortened and stiff. Even normal movement puts undue strain on muscle attachments at the joints, which can eventually result in damage to connective tissue and the distortion of the joints themselves.
Painkillers are ordinarily prescribed for shoulder pain, although this can be the worst kind of therapy because they don’t fix the problem, they only diminish awareness of it. They risk making the problem worse by allowing one to go on with the same activities that caused the problem in the first place.
Exercising and stretching a bad shoulder can also make trigger points worse and increase pain. The other conventional treatments such as muscle relaxants or cortisone shots won’t ever eliminate the problem and are seldom of much help because by the time the pain becomes intense, the muscles and fascia are extreme in their dysfunction. Because of the ineffectiveness of these treatments, all too often the person with shoulder problems such as rotator cuff or frozen shoulder becomes desperate enough to undergo surgery, unaware that these problems could have been easily eliminated.