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Sarasota pain treatment Center!

Our focus is balancing the body structurally through soft tissue manipulation using Neurosomatic Therapy. Our cutting edge therapy will relieve your pain, restore movement, and renew your hope of living pain free through non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-chiropractic treatment.

What is Neurosomatic Therapy?

Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is an integrative form of manual therapy that identifies and corrects structural and biomechanical imbalances in the body that cause chronic pain. Chronic pain has traditionally been treated in a way that does not address the underlying soft tissue causes of pain. When performed in isolation, massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medicinal pain management fail to address the entire health issue. By carefully analyzing dysfunctional postural and movement patterns we can create a comprehensive therapy program to treat the underlying cause of your pain.

NST fully addresses the five stages of rehabilitation:

1)  Eliminate Muscle Spasm
2)  Restore Flexibility
3)  Restore Proper Biomechanics
4)  Increase Muscle Strength
5)  Increase Muscular Endurance


The best part of NST is that it not only focuses on eliminating pain, but also educates the patient on ways to prevent recurrence of the injury and a better understanding of how their pain began.

WHY CHOOSE NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY OVER TYPES OF THERAPY?

“How come no one else has figured this out?” This is the most frequently asked question by our patients at the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center. The answer is not that we are exceptionally brilliant or that other healthcare providers purposely withhold information. The answer is just that we look at the body differently. In studying the human body, there are two disciplines that the material is broken down into: anatomy and physiology. In studying these two disciplines, it becomes obvious that they cannot be separated. As the function changes, so will the form. As the form changes, so will the function.


Most healthcare providers specialize in physiology, the function of the body. They are concerned with hormone levels, heart rate, blood pressure, enzyme levels, etc. Their treatments, therefore, are focused on correcting through chemical means, mostly, medication. We, however, are focused more on the anatomy, or structure of the human body. By looking at the body as a structural entity and understanding how imbalances in the structure can affect the function, we can often find seemingly simple solutions to health issues that have eluded even the best healthcare practitioners.

The simple act of doing a thorough postural and gait analysis is often all it takes for a well-trained Neurosomatic Therapist to get to the root of a persistent health issue. The analysis is designed to reveal muscular and structural imbalances in the body. Once recognized, the therapist can then employ a variety of techniques, including massage, stretching, and myofacial release to restore balance to the body. This in-depth anatomical approach to body homeostasis sets our treatment apart from traditional treatments for pain another common health issues. Ultimately, it is this approach that allows us to be successful with such a wide variety of conditions.

Our focus is balancing the body structurally through soft tissue manipulation using Neurosomatic Therapy. Our cutting edge therapy will relieve your pain, restore movement, and renew your hope of living pain free through non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-chiropractic treatment.

What is Neurosomatic Therapy?

Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is an integrative form of manual therapy that identifies and corrects structural and biomechanical imbalances in the body that cause chronic pain. Chronic pain has traditionally been treated in a way that does not address the underlying soft tissue causes of pain. When performed in isolation, massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medicinal pain management fail to address the entire health issue. By carefully analyzing dysfunctional postural and movement patterns we can create a comprehensive therapy program to treat the underlying cause of your pain.

NST fully addresses the five stages of rehabilitation:

1)  Eliminate Muscle Spasm
2)  Restore Flexibility
3)  Restore Proper Biomechanics
4)  Increase Muscle Strength
5)  Increase Muscular Endurance


The best part of NST is that it not only focuses on eliminating pain, but also educates the patient on ways to prevent recurrence of the injury and a better understanding of how their pain began.

WHY CHOOSE NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY OVER TYPES OF THERAPY?

“How come no one else has figured this out?” This is the most frequently asked question by our patients at the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center. The answer is not that we are exceptionally brilliant or that other healthcare providers purposely withhold information. The answer is just that we look at the body differently. In studying the human body, there are two disciplines that the material is broken down into: anatomy and physiology. In studying these two disciplines, it becomes obvious that they cannot be separated. As the function changes, so will the form. As the form changes, so will the function.

Most healthcare providers specialize in physiology, the function of the body. They are concerned with hormone levels, heart rate, blood pressure, enzyme levels, etc. Their treatments, therefore, are focused on correcting through chemical means, mostly, medication. We, however, are focused more on the anatomy, or structure of the human body. By looking at the body as a structural entity and understanding how imbalances in the structure can affect the function, we can often find seemingly simple solutions to health issues that have eluded even the best healthcare practitioners.

The simple act of doing a thorough postural and gait analysis is often all it takes for a well-trained Neurosomatic Therapist to get to the root of a persistent health issue. The analysis is designed to reveal muscular and structural imbalances in the body. Once recognized, the therapist can then employ a variety of techniques, including massage, stretching, and myofacial release to restore balance to the body. This in-depth anatomical approach to body homeostasis sets our treatment apart from traditional treatments for pain another common health issues. Ultimately, it is this approach that allows us to be successful with such a wide variety of conditions.

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Meet Casey...

Casey Smith, NST, LMT, CPT

A.S. degree in Natural Health from the Florida College of Natural Health

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

Neurosomatic specialist

Certified MAT Jumpstart

License #MA66038

The Beginning

Casey began his career path after a close friend and professional bodybuilder inspired him to begin bodywork. From then on he had an insatiable passion to help better the lives of athletes and those who suffer from chronic pain. 

In the Spring of 2013, Casey opened the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. He is nothing short of thrilled to be given the opportunity to work in this field he has long had a passion for and finally able to fulfill his long awaited aspiration of bettering the lives of others through quality pain treatment.

education and training

Casey began his formal training at the Florida College of Natural Health where he completed over 1,300 clinical hours and earned his Associates of Science degree in Natural Health with a concentration in Advanced Massage Techniques. While attending, a professor in the Trigger Point Therapy class he had taken inspired him to really focus on clinical work. Casey completed school and attained his state licensure for Massage Therapy in 2011.

continued education and experience

Shortly after graduating, Casey began studying therapist Paul St. John’s cutting edge work in Neurosomatic Therapy at The Center for Neurosomatic Studies in Clearwater, Florida. After only one course he knew for sure he had found his passion. Casey has completed the 18-month Neurosomatic Studies course and spent two years as a staff therapist at the St. John-Clark Pain Treatment Center (Clearwater, FL) applying and refining the skills he had already attained. Since becoming a Neurosomatic Therapist, Casey has also completed his Certification in Personal Training and recently completed his MAT
(Muscle Activation Technique) Jumpstart Certification. Casey continues to educate himself to better serve those in need.

Meet Jibin...

Jibin john, LMT, CNT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Neurosomatic Therapist

Graduated from the Center for Neurosomatic Studies

License #MA83291

The Beginning

Growing up in America to immigrant parents from India, Jibin has always grown up with an emphasis on how powerful the human body is. The Indian culture has always emphasized the natural ways to relieve pain and illness in the body and finding the root of the problem. After many years of living a sedentary lifestyle to working out rigorously, it took a toll on Jibin’s body. Going to different health practitioners, trying different modalities of therapy and finding no relief was a constant battle.

education and training

Finally he was pointed into the right direction, to a school called the Center for Neurosomatic Studies, which changed his life forever. Not only did he find relief from his pain, but he also wanted to share this new knowledge and therapy with other people. After finishing the 18-month course he is now a practicing Neurosomatic therapist sharing his knowledge across the south Florida area!

continued education and experience

Since Jibin came into NST with prior workout/strength training experience, he naturally found his niche within the Crossfit and group training workout community. Jibin had the opportunity to work with Strength Camp, a specialized training facility in St. Petersburg, FL where he was able to hone his craft on a wide variety of athletes there.  He has also had the pleasure to work with the top Crossfit athletes in the Tampa area, both individuals and team Crossfit Games competitors. Jibin has now found himself in beautiful Sarasota, where he hopes to refine his knowledge and share the benefits of Neurosomatic.

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Take a look at a few common pain issues that NST can treat...

Hip & Back Pain | Neck pain | Knee Pain | Tension Headache | Whiplash injuries | Migraine headaches | Frozen Shoulder | Tendonitis | Carpel Tunnel Syndrome | Golfer's/tennis elbow | T.M.J. Dysfunction | Disc herniation | sciatica | scoliosis | ThoraCic outlet syndrome | tinnitus | leg length discrepancy | plantar Fasciitis | Breathing difficulties

Hip and Back Pain

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HIP PAIN:  Symptoms and Treatment:  
Pain in the groin and inside of the hip tends to indicate issues with the joint itself. Pain in the outer hip, buttock, and upper thigh tend to be caused by issues in the lower back or knees. This referred pain can often cause pain to travel or even mimic sciatica pain. Our study of posture and its relation to pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction fills a large void in the explanation of hip pain and, we believe, is the key to understanding the soft tissue pain that is generally characterized as idiopathic pain.  

HIP PAIN AND NST:
+Neurosomatic Therapy can illustrate how hip pain develops due to the effects of postural imbalance.
+Neurosomatic Therapy targets the causes of hip pain through an extensive postural assessment.
+Postural balancing can prevent further damage/strain to the hip area.
+NST provides measurable results in alleviating hip pain.  

EFFECTIVE, NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR HIP PAIN
With respect to hip pain, postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses sources of pain that are considered “structural” as well as muscular issues. For example, you may have a slight leg length discrepancy which causes the hips to misalign. By correcting the leg length using a simple lift in the shoe, posture can be corrected to restore balance in the hip, often resolving the pain. There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in chronic hip pain but understanding muscles that are involved and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating hip pain. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.

Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Hip Pain.    

BACK PAIN: Symptoms and Treatment
Because of our commitment to provide our clients with the very best resources and information we are diligently researching and compiling information regarding the benefits of Neurosomatic Therapy for this condition. Please check back again soon!  In the meanwhile, if you are suffering with this condition please contact us by filling out the form in the left side bar or calling us to discuss your options for treatment.

Neck Pain

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NECK PAIN:  Symptoms and Treatment:
If you have neck pain, you’re not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has neck pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation and for many of us it can seem never ending. For a vast majority of those with neck pain, no specific anatomical source of pain can be identified. This kind of neck pain is categorized by medical professionals as idiopathic, meaning, a cause cannot be determined. Treatments typically consist of pain medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy. Looking at muscles and ligaments in the neck can provide us with answers to your neck pain. Our study of posture and its relation to pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction fills a large void in the explanation of neck pain and, we believe, is the key to understanding the soft tissue pain that is generally characterized as idiopathic.

NECK PAIN AND NST:
+Neurosomatic Therapy demonstrates how neck pain develops due to the effects of postural imbalance.
+The extensive postural analysis provided by NST can target the causes of neck pain.
+Postural balancing can alleviate and prevent current and future structural damages.
+NST provides measurable results in alleviating neck pain.

EFFECTIVE, NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN
With respect to neck pain, postural correction through NST addresses sources of pain that are considered "structural" as well as purely muscular issues. For instance, postures where a spinal curvature, or Scoliosis, has developed predispose someone to experience a bulging or herniated disc (a "structural" issue) in the spine, causing neck pain. Any distortion that is allowed to continue will likely cause the disc herniation to become worse. By correcting the posture and the curvature of the spine can remove the pressure from the disc that caused the herniation in the first place, quite often allowing the disc to migrate back to its original position, resolving the pain.
There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in chronic neck pain, recognizing the postural imbalances and muscles are involved, followed by the proper treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating pain. NST takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.
The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive evaluation of posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The combination of these two beliefs give NST an advantage over many other treatment techniques. 

Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Neck Pain.

Knee Pain

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KNEE PAIN:  Symptoms and Treatment:
+Knee pain can affect many of us and at any age.
+Knee pain can stem from injuries, arthritis, or ruptured ligaments and damaged cartilage.
+The most common pathways used for treating Knee Pain are braces, Physical Therapy or surgical repair.Pain in the Knee can come in multiple forms but swelling, stiffness, instability, and loss of strength are common for many.
+Many people who suffer from Knee Pain may also have underlying structural issues.

CAUSES:
Pain on the outside or inside of the knee is common after injury. Swelling, loss of range of motion and stiffness may all be acute symptoms of damage done to the knee. The use of X-rays and MRI’s can give us a deeper view to whether you may have damaged ligaments or cartilage and how extensive the damage has been. Our study of posture and its relation to the body and how it functions brings another aspect to our understanding of dysfunction in the body. NST not only addresses the soft tissue dysfunction associated with Knee Pain but can help identify the source of where the knee pain came from.

EFFECTIVE, NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN
Regarding Knee Pain, postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses the source of pain that is considered “structural” as well as purely muscular issues. For example, you may have a slight leg length discrepancy which causes the knees to misalign. By correcting the leg length using a simple lift in the shoe, posture can be corrected to restore balance in your knees, resolving the pain. You may have developed a Pronation or Supination in the foot causing the ankle to misalign and in turn misaligning the knee. There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in chronic knee pain but, more importantly, recognizing the postural imbalance and which muscles are involved and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating knee pain. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.
 
Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Knee Pain.

Tension Headache

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TENSION HEADACHE: Symptoms and Treatment:
Tension headaches are the most common form of headaches. They are caused by tightening of the muscles in the back of the neck and/or scalp, often triggered by emotional stress, fatigue, or depression. The two classifications of tension headaches are episodic tension and chronic tension headaches. Episodic headaches occur randomly and less frequently, whereas chronic tension-type headaches are daily or continuous headaches where the intensity of the pain may vary during a 24-hour cycle.

SYMPTOMS:
+Tight feeling in head or neck muscles
+Tension headaches affect up to 80% of the population in varying severity
+A tightening band-like sensation around the neck and/or head which is a “vice-like” ache
+A constant dull, achy feeling on both sides of the head
+Chronic tension-type headaches may also be accompanied by changes in sleep patterns or insomnia, feelings of guilt, dizziness, poor concentration, ongoing fatigue, or nausea.

CAUSES:
For most, tension headaches can be common and an everyday occurrence. Tension headaches typically express themselves through a slow onset of the headache. Pain or tension can begin on both sides of the neck or just one, with the pain feeling like a band or vice around the head getting tighter. Pain can vary from mild to moderate but in extreme cases, such as whiplash, pain can become very severe. Onset of a headache can stem from stressful events or hectic days. Often, over use or improper posture of the shoulders can cause excess tension to build along the top of the shoulders and neck.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENTS:
Traditional treatment for tension headaches are determined by your physician. Age, medical history, type of headache, and frequency are all factors. Physicians will focus on trying to reduce as much stress or tension as possible. The American Headache Society recommends not skipping meals, avoiding headache triggers such as lack of sleep, rest in quiet dark environments, and manage your stress as much as possible.

NST & TENSION HEADACHES:
When it comes to Neurosomatic therapy and treating tension headaches you have come to the right place! Because NST focuses on postural distortions and imbalances within the body, tension headaches can be identified relatively easily. Often we find that those of us who slouch at a desk all day or go about their day looking down at their phone, slowly developing “Text Neck”, actually cause the muscles in the back of the neck to strain or overwork. Much like waking up with a stiff neck, when muscles are left in an odd position for extended periods of time, they adjust and tighten. We have found that these imbalances combined with a hectic schedule or work demands can cause a tension headache to flare up and worsen. Since alignment is so important in our work we will most likely look elsewhere in the body to determine where and how the tension headaches started. Something as simple as having rounding in the shoulders can cause tension headaches to consistently reappear. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance and symmetry is the key!

Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Tension Headache.

Whiplash Injuries

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WHIPLASH INJURIES: Symptoms and Treatment:
Whiplash is often attributed to rear-end auto accidents. When your head suddenly moves backward and then forward again this causes stress in the muscles and ligaments that hold your neck in position. We can also see this same type of injury stem from a hard fall, physical abuse, and sport injuries are other common causes of Whiplash. 
+Soft tissue injury is a very common result of whiplash.
+Neurosomatic Therapy addresses muscular spasm and postural distortion left over after a Whiplash has occurred. We find that is the root cause of chronic pain in many cases.
+In most cases it is more important to treat the muscles on the front side of the cervical spine.
+Disc herniations and nerve root compression can be avoided with proper treatment of the soft tissues of the neck.

SYMPTOMS:
Symptoms of whiplash can begin the day of an accident but pain may not become worse until 2-3 days after the accident. We have also noted many cases of whiplash induced hypo/hyperthyroidism. In these cases, trigger points (lesions in the tissue) and postural distortions(imbalances in the body) that resulted from trauma to the muscles may cause an increase or decrease in the function of the thyroid. 

In severe and chronic cases, these symptoms are considered whiplash associated disorder and can also include symptoms such as depression, anger, frustration, anxiety, stress, drug dependency, post-traumatic stress syndrome and social isolation. After treatment with Neurosomatic Therapy, hypothyroid symptoms such as poor muscle tone, fatigue, depression and weight gain were alleviated. Patient may have the following symptoms resulting from Whiplash:
+Neck pain
+Headaches
+Migraines
+Shoulder pain
+Dizziness
+Tinnitus
+T.M.J. Dysfunction
+Back Pain
+Arm weakness

CAUSES:
Whiplash is generally considered a soft tissue injury sustained when forces are directed into the cervical spine (neck) that cause extreme movements in the neck, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward abruptly much like the motion of someone cracking a whip. In more severe cases, spinal fractures are possible. Most people are familiar with the forward and backward movement associated with whiplash but the same injury can also occur to side-to-side. This could be explain by a person turning around in there seat while in a vehicle at the moment of impact. These postural imbalances caused by whiplash can produce prolonged, even chronic, dysfunction of the cervical spine. Without proper treatment we could see a resulting Head Forward Posture (HFP) due to muscles left in spasm over time. Patients experience excellent recovery from whiplash accidents with the proper assessment and treatment through Neurosomatic Therapy.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENT:
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, treatment for whiplash may include pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and a cervical collar (usually worn for 2 to 3 weeks). Physical therapy, including range of motion exercise may also be prescribed. Application of heat may relieve muscle tension and ice can relieve inflammation short term. As in any significant traumatic injury, thorough assessment for fractures or other structural damage should be made by a physician before any treatment.

TREATMENT THROUGH NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY:
Through our clinical experience, the root cause of prolonged symptoms of whiplash remains unaddressed by the treatments mentioned above. Since much of the resulting pain associated with whiplash occurs in the posterior neck and upper back, a great deal of time treating is focused on these areas. However, a substantial amount of trauma is sustained in the front of the cervical spine in this situation. When the head is snapped back in a typical whiplash injury, the longus colli, longus capitis, sternocleidomastiod, scalenes, and anterior longitudinal ligament of the spine undergo a strain that can range from a mild sprain to a full tear of these tissues. Because of the relative inaccessibility of these tissues, they typically go untreated.

Treatment protocols unique to Neurosomatic Therapy take these very important muscles into account when dealing with whiplash pain. The most important muscles in the neck are the longus colli and longus capitis. Injury to these muscles, located deep in the front of the neck, can result in muscle spasm that contributes to loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine resulting in a straight or “military” neck or even a reverse curve of this region of the spine. The subsequent pressures on the structures of the spine can result in herniated discs that compress the spinal cord and nerve roots. Often, pain that is felt on the back side of the neck and in the head originates in the longus colli and the longus capitis. The ability to measure imbalances in these muscles and specifically treat them is a key facet of Neurosomatic Therapy’s ability to treat whiplash injury quickly and effectively. Once the spasm in the front of the cervical spine is relieved proper alignment can be restored, relieving pain that could otherwise become chronic.

Migraine Headaches

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WHIPLASH INJURIES: Symptoms and Treatment:
***10% of the U.S. population suffers from migraine – 12 million on a daily basis
***Symptoms: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell as well as numbness or tingling in the extremities or face.
***Neurosomatic Therapy focuses on postural distortion and its effect on the C1 and C2 vertebrae.
***Closing off of the vertebral veins can occur when C1 and C2 are misaligned - increasing intracranial blood pressure.
***Distortion of C1 and C2 can compress the brain stem.
***Correcting postural distortions throughout the body allows C1 and C2 to return to a normal position.

Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. They go on to say that over 10% of the U.S. population suffers from migraine. While for most, migraines occur only once or twice a month; about 12 million people experience attacks on a near-daily basis. Medication is the most common treatment for migraines, however we have found specific treatment using Neurosomatic Therapy to be equally, and in most cases even more effective, than traditional pharmaceutical treatment.

DEFINITION:
Migraine is a syndrome, a group of symptoms with a common cause. These symptoms include visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell as well as numbness or tingling in the extremities or face. The severe, intense pain that accompanies a migraine attack can be completely debilitating causing an individual to desire nothing but to seek out a dark, quiet place in which they can lay completely still. Usually, head pain associated with migraine will be focused in one location on one side of the head but can be present on both sides simultaneously.

CAUSES:
Theories on the cause of migraine have focused on the constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the head. Other causes of migraine may include changes to the trigeminal nerve, imbalances in neurotransmitters and biological functions that result in pain generated by the membranes surrounding the brain. There are a wide range of triggers for migraine attacks including lack of food or sleep, exposure to light, hormonal irregularities (in women, anxiety, stress or even, relaxation after a stressful period. Other triggers can include certain foods, intense physical exertion, changes in barometric pressure and certain medications.

NEUROSOMATIC STUDIES:
As we have studied migraine headache in our practice of Neurosomatic Therapy, we have found a significant connection between postural distortion and headache pain. In a study in conjunction with Henry Ford Hospital, Paul St. John and his colleagues treated and monitored a group of patients with intractable migraines. The patients that received St. John Method Neuromuscular Therapy (the precursor to Neurosomatic Therapy) showed substantial reductions in the frequency, duration and intensity of their headaches as compared to patients that received Swedish massage. The results of this research also showed better outcomes, as compared to other studies, for migraine patients who received St. John Method Neuromuscular Therapy than those who were prescribed the leading migraine medication.

NEUROSOMATIC THEORY:
Our theories on the relationship of postural distortion and migraine headache deal specifically with distortions of the position of the C1 and C2 vertebrae, mechanical stresses that are placed on the musculoskeletal system in general, and the effects of postural distortion on the nervous and endocrine systems. 

To begin with, much migraine-like symptoms can be produced purely from muscular imbalance patterns that cause spasm, strain and trigger point referrals. A quick look at the head and neck trigger point diagrams in Travell and Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction will reveal familiar pain patterns to any headache sufferer. By treating trigger point referral patterns from muscles like sternocleidomastoid or the suboccipital group that produce documented pain patterns that are commonly described as migraine, a large percentage of these headaches are successfully eliminated. Often diagnosed as migraine headache, the origin of these headaches is purely muscular.

We believe the most important factor in a true migraine syndrome is the position of the C1 and C2 vertebrae, the top two vertebrae in the neck. These two structures are completely unique in comparison to the rest of the vertebrae. The ellipsoidal joints between the occipital bone (the base of the cranium) and C1 and the similar joint between C1 and C2, allow for a great deal of mobility at this level of the spine. This high degree of mobility here opens up the possibility for some negative effects on the vertebral artery and veins, as well as the brainstem itself, when these structures move into a distorted position. Where blood flow to and from the cranium is provided by the vertebral arteries and veins is concerned, opposing rotations of the C1 and C2 seem to have the biggest influence on migraine headache. When one of these structures is rotated to the right while the other is rotated to the left a great deal of compression of these vascular structures occurs. Since veins are much easier to compress than arteries, blood flows more easily into the intracranial space, the area around your brain, than out of it. Blood then becomes trapped inside the cranium increasing the pressure there, triggering migraine headache pain. Medical theories relating to the vasodilation causes by certain neuropeptides is a cause of migraine headache. One explanation for the presence of these neuropeptides could be that the body is trying to deal with increased blood pressure in the head that occurs as described above. In examining the cadavers of migraine sufferers, this opposing rotation of C1 and C2 has been observed by our staff in conjunction with patterns of the cranial vascular system that have been imprinted on the internal boney surface of the cranium due to the high degree of pressure in those structures. Eliminating these distortions of C1 and C2 is been vital in eliminating migraine headache in our patients.

There are other implications for the nervous system when C1 and C2 are distorted. At this level the brainstem is extending down into the spinal canal before transitioning to the spinal cord at about C3. A cranial nerve emanating from the brainstem, the trigeminal nerve has been implicated as a source of migraine headache. The trigeminal nerve is an extremely sensitive nerve that is responsible for sensation and function in the jaw, teeth, face, tongue, lips, eyes, sinuses and the brain itself. When C1 and C2 become distorted, a reduction in the space that the brainstem occupies occurs. This intrusion into the brainstem can especially be seen when the C1 projects or shears forward on the C2. In this case part of the C2, called the odontoid process, can begin to migrate backwards, compressing the brainstem and cranial nerves, including the trigeminal nerve. When this process begins, disruption of many neurological functions can occur contributing to migraine pain that stems from these structures. Once again, we see postural distortion jeopardizing a critical area of the body.

THE ROLE OF POSTURAL DISTORTION:
The role of postural distortion in conditions such as hip or back pain is obvious. When we recognize that these distortions have a profound effect on vital structures in the cervical spine and cranium, we have a tremendous opportunity to create healing. It might seem strange that, in order to eliminate migraines, we might have to treat muscles in your thighs. However, along with very specific structures in the neck and head, Neurosomatic Therapists look at all facets of postural distortion in order to alleviate pain. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance and symmetry is the key.

Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Migraine Headaches.

Frozen Shoulder

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FROZEN SHOULDER: Symptoms and Treatment:
+Frozen Shoulder Syndrome severely restricts movement of the shoulder and causes significant pain.
+The glenohumeral joint capsule becomes inflamed and adheres itself and structures adjacent to it.
+Cases of Frozen Shoulder can last from 10 months to 3 years without effective treatment.
+Neurosomatic Therapy addresses shoulder dysfunction as part of overall postural distortion.
+Improper biomechanics, including gait patterns and muscular imbalance, contribute to inflammation that can lead to Frozen Shoulder.
+Neurosomatic Therapy quickly treats the joint capsule to eliminate adhesions and restores proper mechanics.

DEFINITION:
Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition in which the glenohumeral joint capsule, a normally soft and pliable structure, can become inflamed and stiff. Adjacent folds of the joint capsule grow together with abnormal bands of tissue that form adhesions. These adhesions can severely restrict the range of motion of the shoulder and cause a great deal of pain with movement. Another key component is a lack of synovial fluid within the joint capsule. This fluid normally lubricates the joint and facilities movement.

SYMPTOMS:
Many patients with frozen shoulder have difficulty sleeping due to pain. Raising the arm above the head and lateral rotation of the shoulder tend to be the most difficult movements as in reaching back for a seat-belt in a car. Adhesive capsulitis usually progresses in three stages; freezing, frozen, and thawing. This entire process can last anywhere from about 10 months to more than 3 years according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. It usually affects people between people between the ages of 40 and 60.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENTS:
Conservative treatments for frozen shoulder generally consist of NSAIDs, physical therapy, massage therapy, or acupuncture. More aggressive treatment includes steroid injection, hydrodilation of the joint capsule and joint manipulation under anesthesia.

CAUSES:
Little is understood about the mechanism that causes frozen. The thickening and adhesions of the capsule may be related to an auto-immune syndrome or inflammation arising from traumatic or repetitive use injury. What is clear is that an immobilized shoulder or one with an already decreased range of motion is more likely to develop adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder is normally an incredibly mobile joint providing a greater range of movements and a wider variety of movements and a variety of movements than any other joint in the body. There are 18 muscles that directly affect movement of the shoulder girdle and they must work well together or the shoulder will become restricted. From a Neurosomatic Therapy perspective, biomechanical dysfunction of the shoulder is often linked to biomechanical dysfunction elsewhere in the body. Gait patterns, the movements the body incorporates into walking, quickly reveal postural distortions in the body that can lead to chronic shoulder pain. In normal gait, the arms should swing freely from the shoulder in a straight forward and back, pendulum-like movement.

Often, distortions of the pelvis such as obliquity or rotation cause arms to swing across the body, irritating the structures of the glenohumeral joint. Chronic muscle imbalance is sure to follow this kind of change to the movement of the shoulder. A patient is left with a chronically inflamed and resisted shoulder, all of which can contribute to a frozen shoulder syndrome.

NEUROSOMATIC REMEDY:
Key elements the Neurosomatic Therapy approach to treating adhesive capsulitis include determining the postural distortions that contributed to causing shoulder dysfunction, soft tissue release techniques aimed directly at restoring the flexibility of the shoulder and restoration of postural balance. We have found that recovery from a frozen shoulder can be greatly facilitated by applying these principals. Patients generally find that their pain levels are reduced, their range of motion is increased, allowing them to return to normal activity much faster.

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Tendonitis

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TENDONITIS: Symptoms and Treatment:
Tendonitis is common among Pitcher’s, Golfer’s, Swimmer’s, Jumper’s and Tennis Players. Tendonitis can be defined as a condition that causes tenderness or pain outside the joint.
+Stress on the tendons where they attach to the bones of the elbow causes a slowly-building pain.
+Traditional therapy fails to address the underlying structural causes of Tendonitis.
+Neurosomatic Therapy is highly-successful in restoring proper alignment to alleviate the pain of Tendonitis.

SYMPTOMS:
Typically Tendonitis is commonly found in areas we over work daily such as heels, wrists, shoulders, and elbows. Common areas like this become overworked causing excess muscle tension that lead to the tendon being tighter and begins irritating the bone attachment. Pain symptoms may be worse in the morning or late evening. Minor swelling and often a dull ache is associated with tendonitis. If severe enough tendons can rupture and may need surgical treatment.

CAUSES:
Commonly thought of as an overuse injury, tendonitis is caused by repeated use, overuse, and improper alignment in the affected area. Alignment issues in structures as far away as the hips may cause corresponding shoulder imbalances which restrict movement and cause pain in the hand, elbow, or arm. Stress from postural distortions causes damage to the tendons which run on the inner and outer side of the knee and ankle. Neurosomatic Therapy has been extremely successful in treating tendonitis. By evaluating and addressing the underlying causes of tendonitis, NST alleviates pressure on the tendons and allows your body to heal fully.

ADVANCED, NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR TENDONITIS:
At-home treatments such as application of ice or the wearing of a brace are usually recommended first. Corticosteroid injections, and in severe cases, surgery may attempt to relive this condition. We have found in many cases that Neurosomatic Therapy is able to relieve pain through proper posture restoration, stretching, and strengthening. When we recognize that postural distortions have a profound effect on vital structures in the elbow, knees, wrists, and ankles we have a tremendous opportunity to create healing. By using careful measurements and evaluations Neurosomatic Therapists look at all facets of postural distortion in order to alleviate pain. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance and symmetry is the key.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

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CARPAL TUNNEL: Symptoms and Treatment:
Many people believe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) cannot be treated without invasive surgery. Lucky for you, you found Neurosomatic Therapy! Common issues related to Carpal tunnel include…
+Numbness in the palmar side of the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger.
+The majority of CTS cases are idiopathic (no known cause).
+Traditional medical treatment is reduced to a wrist brace and/or carpal tunnel release surgery.
+Wrist pain and finger numbness can be symptoms of a much larger problem starting in the arm, shoulder, or back.
+Long term success with carpal tunnel syndrome requires understanding and properly treating the source of the problem.

SYMPTOMS:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), also called median neuropathy of the wrist, is a painful condition resulting in numbness, tingling, and weakness in the palmar side of the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger. This is an important distinction as many patients will report that they have carpal tunnel syndrome but then describe their pain as numbness in their last two fingers or the base of their thumb. Any affected area other than the index middle and part of the ring finger is not true CTS and is most likely an entrapment of the radial or ulnar nerve.

CAUSES:
The majority of CTS is idiopathic (no known cause). At Sarasota Pain Treatment Center we believe the reason there’s no known cause of CTS is that the rest of the body is not fully examined. Our experience in identifying trigger points in muscles of the shoulder and arm can refer directly into the wrist and specific areas in the hand and mimic the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to such an extent that even medical doctors can be fooled by these trigger points. Other areas in the neck, elbow, and forearm also have the ability to entrap the median nerve.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENT:
Traditionally treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is addressed one of two ways: 
1) A brace is typically worn, possibly only at night but in some cases all day may be necessary or 
2) carpal tunnel release surgery is performed. 

Carpal tunnel release surgery can be performed two difference ways, open carpal tunnel release and endoscopic carpal tunnel release. The technique is slightly different but the goal of each surgery is to get the pressure off of the median nerve by cutting the transverse carpal ligament opening up the space around the median nerve. The short term success of these surgeries is around 90%, however when the long term efficacy of the procedure was studied 57% of the patients reported a return of their preoperative symptoms on average 2 years after the operation.

NON-SURGICAL, NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT (NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY):
By treating carpal tunnel syndrome as more than strictly a wrist problem, we at the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center have been able to achieve long lasting relief for our patients suffering from these symptoms without the pain and risks related to surgery. A thorough postural assessment of the body as a whole has identified contributing problems as far away as the hips leading to shoulder imbalances which then lead to wrist pain. We believe that this is the reason why most CTS surgeries do not provide long term lasting relief for patients. We understand that the wrist pain you are experiencing can simply be a symptom of a much larger problem in the body and the only way to achieve long term success with carpal tunnel syndrome is to identify and properly treat the source of the problem. Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Golfer's/Tennis Elbow

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GOLFER'S / TENNIS ELBOW: Symptoms and Treatment:
Tennis Elbow is common to mechanics, plumbers, tennis players, golfers, and other occupations that use a repetitive gripping motion.

+Stress on the tendons where they attach to the bones of the elbow cause a slow compounding pain.
+Traditional therapy fails to address the underlying structural causes of lateral epicondylitis.
+Neurosomatic Therapy is highly-effectively in restoring proper alignment to alleviate the pain of tennis elbow.

SYMPTOMS:
Known by many names (lateral epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, typist’s elbow, to name a few), Tennis Elbow commonly occurs in a person’s dominant arm. Tendons on the inner and outer elbow are injured, frayed, or develop many small tears. These tendons are particularly susceptible to damage where they attach to the bone. Patients may have the following symptoms:

+Pain Radiating on the Inside or Outside of the Elbow
+Pain Intensifies When Gripping Objects, Turning a Doorknob, Holding a Cup
+Symptoms May Be Worse in the Morning or Late Evening
+Pain and Weakness

CAUSES:
Traditionally thought of as an overuse injury, tennis elbow is caused by repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist and improper alignment in the arm and shoulders. Alignment issues in structures as far away as the hips may cause corresponding shoulder imbalances which restrict movement and cause pain radiating from the elbow into the hand, wrist or arm. Stress from lingering postural distortions compound causing damage to the tendons which run on the inner and outer side of the elbow. Neurosomatic Therapy has been extremely effective in treating tennis elbow. By evaluating and addressing the underlying causes of lateral epicondylitis, NST alleviates the extra tension on the tendons and allows your body to heal fully.

NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT (NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY):
The National Institute of Health recommends that treatment for Tennis Elbow be non-surgical. At-home treatments such as applying ice regularly and wearing a brace throughout the day are recommended first. Corticosteroid injections, and in severe cases, surgery may attempt to relive this condition. We have found in many cases that Neurosomatic Therapy is able to alleviate pain through proper posture restoration, stretching, and strengthening. When we recognize that postural distortions have a profound effect on vital structures in the elbow, we have a tremendous opportunity to create healing. Using measurements from your postural assessment and evaluation, A Neurosomatic Therapist can view all aspects of postural distortion to better alleviate your pain. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance in the body and symmetry is the key.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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TMJD: Symptoms and Treatment:
Clicking, popping and improper tracking in the movement of the jaw are common but only considered a TMJ disorder when they are accompanied by pain. Aching pain in your face or ear and locking of the jaw can be common symptoms.  

TMJ FACTS:
+The position of the cranium plays a huge role in how your TMJ functions.
+Postural distortions elsewhere in the body can perpetuate TMJ pain.
+Improper tracking may erode the TMJ disc, fortunately this disc can regenerate.
+The National Institutes of Health recommends non-surgical treatment for TMJ whenever possible. 

The proper function of the jaw depends greatly on the temporomandibular joints on either side of the head. The jaw is unique, compared to other joints in the body, as it is suspended from the rest of the cranium by ligaments and muscles. Because the jaw is suspended this places great stress on the muscles and ligaments that help support the jaw. Deviations or imbalances in the head/cranium can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder. Because of how Neurosomatic Therapy looks at the body and these imbalances we believe that TMJ dysfunction usually has its origin somewhere else in the body. Even in cases where TMJ pain is triggered by trauma or grinding of the teeth, postural distortions elsewhere in the body can exacerbate TMJ issues. Treatment of the temporomandibular joint should begin by addressing postural distortions in the body as a possible perpetuating factor, and the body must be treated as a unit instead of treating TMJ as a spate issue.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENT FOR TMJ:
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that treatment for TMJ disorder should be reversible whenever possible. Treatments of this nature would include medications for pain, stretching exercises and movement therapies and stabilizing or repositioning splints. Here at the clinic we have found that patients who are given these therapies often have limited success. These exercises and stretches focus on the functioning of the jaw without addressing any tissues that may have been traumatized in an accident and still influence the movement of the jaw (ie. whiplash, head trauma, disc erosion). As stated above, underlying postural distortions must be eliminated if these therapies are to be successful in the long term.

TREATING THE CAUSE OF TMJ:
The Neurosomatic Therapy treatment approach to correcting TMJ syndrome incorporates treatment directly to the painful areas of the jaw and head as well as to the imbalances of the pelvis, spine cranium that contribute to this dysfunction. Increasingly, TMJ specialists are recommending non-surgical approaches to treating TMJD. Historically, patients who received surgery have not had good outcomes, loss of range of motion, increased pain, and increased tracking issues would often be the outcome. The surgical procedure done alters the TMJ and does not address other factors that caused the dysfunction in the first place, like muscles and ligaments.

As postural distortions promote improper movement of the TMJ, multiple things happen. First, the muscles that move the jaw develop a spasm/strain imbalance – some muscles are overly contracted while some are overstretched causing pain. This can lead to uneven pressures in the joints causing asymmetrical wear patterns in their structure. Muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage can become weakened and deteriorate. Pain levels increase as these structures break down. In severe cases of temporomandibular joint disorder the rounded portion of the jawbone that articulates with the rest of the cranium can wear away, changing the shape of the bone so that it no longer can move properly. Restoring alignment and function of the TMJ, even in more advanced cases, alleviates these pain patterns and further breakdown of the joint.

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Disc Herniation

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DISC HERNIATION: Symptoms and Treatment:
Neurosomatic Therapy has taught us that the most likely factor in the cause of herniated discs is a scoliotic pattern in the spine.
+Forces created by postural distortion weaken intervertebral discs.
+Disc herniation’s can range from a mild bulge to a full rupture.
+Herniations occur most often in the lumbar and cervical spine.
+Symptoms can vary depending on the location of the herniation but can include; pain, loss of feeling and loss of function in the affected area.
+Compression of neurological structures and muscular spasm are major sources of pain.

SYMPTOMS:
Symptoms from a herniated disc can vary depending on its location and severity. Typically the most commonly occurring herniations form in the lumbar and cervical areas of the spine. Cervical disc herniations can result in pain in the head and neck as well as radiating pain into the shoulder and arm, often a result of whiplash. More common, lumbar disc herniations can cause very specific pain in the low back, hips and legs. Sciatic pain is often related to the compression of the sciatic nerve roots exiting the spine by a herniated disc. Numbness, tingling, weakness, paralysis and decreased reflexes are also associated with the compression of neurological structures by a herniated disc. In addition, muscle spasm can be a major contributor to pain and trigger point referral, these trigger points can often mimic sciatic pain. The body tends to lock down the muscles around an injured area, such as a herniation, to reduce movement and protect the area from additional injury. Also, postural distortions, that contributed to the disc herniation in the first place, produce muscle pain due to a chronic spasm/strain pattern.

CAUSES:
A quick search for information on bulging or herniated spinal discs will tell you that intervertebral discs are under constant pressure and, as a person ages and the disc material weakens, they become prone to the bulging or rupturing associated with this condition. The information that is most obviously missing from this information is why. The same quick search will reveal that the most common treatments for bulging or herniated discs attempt to address the resulting symptoms and not this underlying cause. Our 30 year study of posture and its effect on the spine and intervertebral discs has given us a unique approach to understanding and treating the cause of disc herniations, providing relief from a current injury and helping to prevent re-injury in the future. Posture is key!
Intervertebral discs are made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer, called the annulus fibrosis, and a soft gel material on the inside, called the nucleus pulposis. These discs provide shock absorption for the spine as well as being connective tissue that helps hold the vertebrae together. This cushioned space between the vertebrae also allows for much of the movement of the spine. Bulging discs usually occur when pressures on the disc cause the outer fibers of the disc to weaken and stretch out. Continued pressures on the disc can cause the bulge to progress to a point where the herniation ruptures and expels the nucleus pulposis out of the disc. In either case, disc material can compress nerve roots leaving the spinal cord or the spinal cord itself causing pain, loss of feeling, or loss of function in the body.

ADVANCED NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT:
Posturology, the study of human posture - an integral part of Neurosomatic Therapy, tells us that the most likely factor in the cause of herniated discs is a scoliotic pattern in the spine. Scoliosis is described as any curvature of the spine that deviates from a normal alignment. In many of the cases we see these scoliotic curvatures have developed as a result of a compensation in the pelvis – specifically the tilting of the sacrum, the very lowest level of the spine that sits between both of your hip bones. Compensatory scoliosis can appear as lateral curvatures, kyphosis/lordosis (exaggerated front to back curves) or even rotoscoliosis (a twisting distortion of the spine). Each of these patterns produces forces on the intervertebral discs that can weaken the tough outer fibers of the disc and push disc material out of its normal space and into nerve roots or the spinal cord itself. Many of our patients are surprised to hear that compensatory scoliosis is not a permanent condition and can be corrected. Again the key to addressing scoliosis and any disc herniation is a proper analysis for postural distortions. Muscular imbalance and skeletal asymmetries are the main causes for tilting of the sacral base according to Dr. Janet Travell and Dr. David Simons in Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. Addressing structural asymmetries and applying the soft tissue release techniques incorporated in Neurosomatic Therapy can relieve pressures caused by curvatures of the spine. When this pressure is removed, the herniated disc will tend to migrate back into the space it normally occupies. Furthermore, by restoring proper posture, pain symptoms related to muscular imbalances are alleviated.

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Sciatica

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SCIATICA: Symptoms and Treatment:
+Sciatica refers to a collection of symptoms.
+Determining the underlying cause of sciatic pain is vital to treatment.
+Studies show that the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatments for low back pain are the same after two years.
+Postural imbalance leads to spinal conditions that cause sciatica.
+Trigger points can mimic true sciatic pain and need to be treated differently from true sciatic compression.

Here at the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center we It is important to remember that Sciatica is a term for a collection of symptoms relating to the compression of the five nerve roots that join together to from the sciatic nerve of the sciatic nerve itself rather than a diagnostic term indicating the source of irritation of these structures. Determining why the sciatic nerve and its roots are causing pain is the key to successful treatment of Sciatica. In addition, pain patterns cause by Trigger Points, found in muscle tissue, can mimic Sciatic symptoms. Unless a distinction is made between nerve compression and trigger point pain, customary treatments of sciatica can be unsuccessful.

SURGICAL REMEDY:
Surgical approaches to alleviating Sciatica include laminectomy, discectomy, laser surgery or even spinal fusions. A study from the University of Virginia, published in 2008, shows that the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatments for low back pain, including Sciatica, are the same after 2 years.*

NEUROSOMATIC REMEDY:
Neurosomatic Therapy resolves Sciatic nerve pain in a lasting, non-surgical, way that addresses the forces that cause nerve compression as well as relieving “Sciatic-like” Trigger Point pain. 
Let’s take these two components and explore them more fully.
 
Compression of the sciatic nerve and its roots can be the result of several different conditions. Disc, stenosis, spodylolithesis and muscular entrapment are some of the more common reasons for nerve compression. In these conditions, there is actual physical pressure on the Sciatic nerve roots, causing pain. We believe that these conditions have postural imbalances at the root of their cause. The physics of postural distortion produces forces like torsion, shearing and compression that contribute to the weakening of soft tissues, and stimulation of bone spurring and arthritic changes, as well as the biomechanical dysfunction that can cause joint damage. The restoration of postural balance through Neurosomatic Therapy is key to removing the underlying cause contributing to these conditions. We have found that when a person’s posture becomes balanced, the pain associated with Sciatica in significantly relieved.

TRIGGER POINT REFERRAL PAIN:
Pain, or other sensations, caused by Trigger Point in the muscles of the low back, hips and legs, can be mistaken for true sciatica. This type of pain is not caused by compression of the Sciatic nerve of its roots but, instead, areas of high neurological activity within a muscle that create pain patterns identical to those of Sciatica. We call this kind of pain, Trigger Point referral pain, and while we are discussing Sciatica here, can be present in any area of the body. In Travell and Simon’s Myofacial Pain and Dysfunction, documented Trigger Point referral patterns stemming from major muscle groups of the low back, hip, and leg clearly illustrate the parallels to true Sciatica.** One of the main reasons for the development of Trigger Points is postural imbalance and the stresses it creates in muscles. As with the forces that contribute to disc and stenosis, once the muscular Trigger Points are addressed with Neurosomatic Therapy and postural balance is restored, Trigger Point referral pain is alleviated. Whether the low back and leg pain is the result of true Sciatica or the Trigger Point pain that mimics in, postural correction through the application of Neurosomatic Therapy provides a lasting solution without painful, expensive surgery or the use of medication.

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*Gregory DS, Seto CK, Wortley GC, Shugart CM (October 2008). “Acute lumber disk pain: navigating evaluation and treatment choices” Am Fam Physician 78 (7): 835-42 PMID 18841731
**D.Simons, J. Travell, L. Simmons. Myofacial Pain and Dysfunction; The Trigger Point Manual. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1999

Scoliosis

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SCOLIOSIS: Symptoms and Treatment:
Scoliosis is a degenerative condition often diagnosed during adolescence. Over time, the spine forms curves side-to-side in either a “C” or “S” shape depending on severity. Scoliosis can then cause a variety of other issues for the sufferer.

+Most scoliosis sufferers have an idiopathic diagnosis or have no known cause.
+While pain isn’t always common, other symptoms related to the pressure of misalignment are usually present and may be causing pain.
+By releasing tension in key areas, Neurosomatic Therapy reduces the degree of curvature associated with scoliosis.

SYMPTOMS:
The most obvious characteristic of scoliosis is the curvature of the spine from left to right. The disease is often noticed in school after reaching a growth spurt during puberty. Although most cases of scoliosis are mild to begin with, the condition has a tendency to get worse over time as the patient grows. Most cases of scoliosis are idiopathic or have no known cause. A severe distortion of spine alignment, scoliosis can lead to intense back pain, referred pain anywhere in the body, and impaired system functions. Patients may have the following symptoms:

+'S' or 'C' Curves in Spine
+One Shoulder or Hip Higher Than The Other
+Uneven Waist
+One Shoulder Blade Protrude More Than The Other
+Ribs Protrude on One Side
+Rotation or Twist in Spine
+Back PainDifficulty Breathing

CAUSES:
Some cases of scoliosis are present with other conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, and more. However, after being diagnosed most cases of scoliosis have no known cause and are labeled idiopathic. It is believed that scoliosis is caused by hereditary conditions or birth defects that affect the shape of the spine. Injuries or infections can also cause this condition. The principles of Neurosomatic Therapy teach that 'Form follows function, and function follows form’. In the case of scoliosis, the muscles on the inside of the curves are pulling the spine out of alignment.

ADVANCE, NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR SCOLIOSIS:
Postures where a spinal curvature, or Scoliosis, has developed predispose someone to experience a bulging or herniated disc (a “structural” issue) in the lumbar region of the spine, causing low back pain. If this postural distortion is allowed to continue, the likelihood that the disc herniation will become worse is very high. On the other hand, correcting the posture and the curvature of the spine can remove the pressure from the disc that caused the herniation in the first place, quiet often allowing the disc to migrate back to its original position, resolving the pain not only from the bulge but from the muscular imbalance as well. Muscle pain caused by spasm, strain, triggers points and reduced blood flow can be the result of the same spinal curvature. While these issues can contribute to pressures that may eventually cause disc herniation, they are often the main cause of low back pain all by themselves. There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in a situation like this but, more importantly, recognizing the postural imbalance, which muscles are involved and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating discomfort and clumsiness experienced with Scoliosis. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable, and efficient approach to postural balance.

You can’t hit a target that you can’t see. The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive evaluation of posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The combination of these two facets of our work is a powerful tool in alleviating discomfort. 

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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TOS: Symptoms and Treatment:
+TOS begins with, the nerves, arteries, and veins running through the armpit becoming compressed.
+Symptoms such as pain, numbness, and impaired circulation may occur in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hands.
+TOS is caused by compression of the structures in the shoulder.
+NST restores the proper alignment of the shoulders and opens up the Thoracic Outlet to release pressure on the nerves, veins, and arteries of the arm.

SYMPTOMS:
The Thoracic Outlet is a space between the base of the neck (collar bone) and the armpit through which run the nerves, veins, and arteries that supply the arm and hand. When diagnose with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, these structures are compressed by surrounding structures as they pass through the shoulder. Patients may have the following symptoms:
+Numbness or Tingling in the Arm or Hand
+Pain in the Shoulder or Neck
+Weakening Grip
+Discoloration of the Hand
+Swelling or Trigger Points in the Arm and Shoulder
+Weak or No Pulse in the Arm
+Small Black Spots (Infarcts) in the Hand

CAUSES:
Usually thought to be a structural defect, TOS is often present in those who were born with an extra rib near their neck. Thoracic outlet syndrome can also be caused by overuse or repetitive use such as typing on a computer or lifting items above the head. Poor posture and weight gain can also compress the nerves leading to TOS. Most cases of the condition are idiopathic diagnoses, having no known cause. In many cases we find that postural distortions originating from either a muscular imbalance or structural asymmetries are completely overlooked as the root cause of TOS.

RESTORE ALIGNMENT TO RESTORE FUNCTIONALITY:
Since the pain and other symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are caused by compression of the internal structures, Neurosomatic Therapy has been extremely successful in treating the condition. When proper alignment is restored, the internal structures are no longer being compressed. The role of postural distortion in conditions such as shoulder pain is obvious. When we recognize that these distortions also have a profound effect on vital areas deep in the shoulder, we have a much greater opportunity for healing. After a thorough evaluation, Neurosomatic Therapists are able to look at all postural distortions in order to alleviate pain. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance and symmetry is the key.

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Tinnitus

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TINNITUS: Symptoms and Treatment:
Mayo Clinic defines Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) as a noise or ringing in the ears. Many explain Tinnitus as an annoying sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus is actually fairly common with 1 out of 5 people affected. Much is unknown about the primary source of tinnitus but it’s often linked to age related hearing loss, injury to the ear and possible circulatory system disorder. Although bothersome, tinnitus doesn’t pose any serious health concerns.

SYMPTOMS:
Symptoms can vary in the type of sound someone hears.
+Ringing
+Buzzing
+Roaring
+Clicking
+Hissing

These noises can vary in pitch and tone and can be felt in one or both ears. Typically Tinnitus is “Subjective”, meaning the sound is only heard by you. This can be a result from problems in the outer, middle, or inner ear, hearing problems or neurological problems in your auditory pathways. In some cases tinnitus can be “Objective”, in these cases an inner ear muscle contraction or blood vessel problem can be heard by a physician during examinations.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENT:
1. Noise suppression- White noise machines, hearing aids, masking device.
2. Treat underlying health condition- Earwax removal, treat blood vessel condition.
3. Change a new/current medication- Medications can produce side effects including tinnitus so stopping or reducing your dose may be advised.

TREATING TINNITUS WITH NST:
The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive evaluation of posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The combination of these two beliefs gives NST an advantage over many other treatment techniques. For instance, many patients that have suffered a car accident or any severe head trauma suffer from tinnitus at some point during recovery. Because we understand trigger points and their influence on the body, it is easy to find the relationship between the muscles on the front of your neck that spasm during trauma will send referred pain into the ears. Many patients note feeling the tone or pitch of the sound they are hearing go down in volume when these trigger points are neutralized properly. Imbalances in the cranium due to a larger problem stemming from the pelvis can disturb the biomechanics of the body and cause cranial bones to shift, affecting ear function as well as causing other issues that may be contributing factors to the entire condition. 

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Breathing Difficulties

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BREATHING DIFFICULTIES: Symptoms and Treatment:
You may not think that breath and posture are related but hopefully you do! Observing a person with chronic poor posture, slouching or a Head Forward Posture, reveals how much the misalignment of the spine can affect the function of the breathing apparatuses in the chest cavity. By correcting these postural imbalances, Neurosomatic Therapy allows the body to realign itself while facilitating healing and returns full functionality of the lungs and diaphragm.

POSTURE AND BREATHING TROUBLE:
Think of your teenager or a student in school, stooped over there smartphone, iPad, Gameboy, book, etc. Their ribs, now compressed, don’t allow the lungs to expand to their full capacity. The diaphragm muscle slowly becomes more restricted. Now, this may not seem like a big issue for that teenager, after all, he'll jump up and run to batting practice soon. What you’re not told is this chronic poor posture can make these restrictions to the breathing organs nearly permanent. Years of sitting at desks, in cars, on the couch, slumped down all add up to a reduced lung capacity that can affect every part of life.

INCREASE LUNG CAPACITY AND EFFICIENCY:
Postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses sources of breathing trouble that are considered "structural" as well as muscular issues. Postures where a spinal curvature, Scoliosis or Kyphosis, have developed can make breathing difficult. If these postural distortions are left untreated, the likelihood that breathing difficulty will become worse is very high. On the other hand, correcting your posture and the curvature in the spine can restore mobility and functionality to the lungs, ribs, and diaphragm. There may be many contributing factors to breathing troubles. Recognizing postural imbalances, which are held in place by muscles, and applying treatment techniques to normalize these imbalances are vital to restoring full functionality. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance. At Sarasota Pain Treatment Center we believe “Muscles move bones, not bones move muscles.” The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive and thorough evaluation of your posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The synergy of bringing these beliefs together is what brings lasting and long term relief for many of our patients.

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Leg Length Discrepancy

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Lower Limb Length Inequality (or Leg Length Descrepancy):
Here at the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center we study posture and its relationship with pain, and we have come to a common truth: Structural leg length asymmetries matter! 

Clinically referred to as Lower Limb Length Inequality (LLLI), this is an actual difference in the length of bones of the legs, resulting in one leg being shorter than the other. When LLLI is present, the body must use its incrediblecapacity for adaptation to find ways to compensate and deal with this structural imbalance. In most cases the pelvis will rotate, tilt, torque, and flex or any combination of these distortions to deal with the short leg. When this happens a chain reaction of postural distortions follow affecting the spine, shoulders, and cranium, as well as the hips, knees, and ankles. The dynamic support system of our body, our muscles, responds by contracting certain muscles while others may stretch and lengthen creating muscle imbalance. These uneven pressures and forces are distributed throughout your body, into muscle, bones, and joints which then create pain, weakness, and damage to all structures involved. 

The principles of Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) shows us that, if LLLI is present, it must be addressed in order to overcome pain patterns Addressing LLLI is one of the areas of manual therapy where NST excels.

+LLLI of as little as 5 millimeters (1/4 inch) can be the source of significant pain.
+About 60% of the population has a LLLI of 5mm or more.
+The solution to LLLI is low-tech, easy to implement and relatively inexpensive- a lift inside or on the sole of the shoe.
+Shoe lifts extend the whole length of the foot – not just the heel.
+Once a lift is in place, Neurosomatic Therapy’s corrective work creates lasting postural changes that will eliminate pain.
+Addressing LLLI can eliminate the need for long-term ongoing treatment to manage pain.

The great debate surrounding LLLI centers on a misunderstanding regarding prevalence. Many healthcare practitioners believe that LLLI is very rare and that legs “appear” to be different lengths only when muscles in the hips and back pull them into an asymmetrical position. This is what is typically referred to as Functional Leg Length Inequality. Recent research shows that structural LLLI is very common but has only been researched in conjunction with hip and low back pain. Our clinical experience shows that the postural distortion perpetuated by LLLI has implications for pain in all areas of the body. It is almost always missed or disregarded by other health practitioners. 

Thankfully, the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center is highly trained in recognizing and addressing LLLI and are considered among leading experts in this much-overlooked condition.

Plantar Fasciitis

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PLANTAR FASCIITIS: Symptoms and Treatment:
The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heal bone to the toes. Pain in this area tends to be worse after a long rest. Additional symptoms include:
+Stabbing Pain with first steps, mornings may be worse.
+Pain eases after walking or moving it for a short period
+Develops over time, may feel like sole of your foot is sore.
+Standing or getting up from a seated position can cause irritation.
+Could only affect one foot at a time.

CAUSES OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS:
The plantar fascia is a shock absorbing ligament meant to protect structures in your foot during normal activity. However, if the pressure on the plantar fascia is too great, or the foot is stretched beyond normal range, damage in the form of small tears can occur. This will cause inflammation and irritation to the bottom of the foot. Commonly seen with anyone on their feet all day or runners, we find that plantar fasciitis usually stems from a postural imbalance. For example, a small leg length discrepancy could cause you to place more weight on the shorter leg irritating the planar fascia. If this postural distortion is allowed to continue, the likelihood that your plantar fasciitis will become worse is very high.

SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS THROUGH NST:
Postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses the sources of pain that are considered “structural” as well as purely muscular imbalances. Measuring how the patient supports their weight on each foot we can obtain a lot of insight into the cause of plantar fasciitis. By realigning any postural distortions, weight is redistributed evenly through each foot, and the pain of plantar fasciitis can be eliminated and the healing process may begin.There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in plantar fasciitis, recognizing which muscles are involved and then applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating pain. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance. 

Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Plantar Fasciitis.

What are people saying about SPTC?

"Severe lower back pain was making my life very difficult, and I was feeling utterly miserable. I had to lean to one side when driving, and could not sit or stand for long periods. I also had a point of pain running down my leg, Sciatica - which I wasn’t really aware of until the back pain had been reduced by Casey’s “magic hands”. I am now pain free, and cannot describe how great it feels to be back to normal. Thank you Casey, you gave me back my life!"

Debbie R. Suffered from Severe Lower Back Pain

"At 74 years of age I have experienced the treatment of numerous doctors worldwide but the treatment and advice from therapist Casey Smith from the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has aided me in ways that no other physician has been able to provide. He has helped immensely with chronic physical problems which have troubled me for years and provided me with information and an approach which may well lead to my complete recovery. The time spent with Mr. Smith has made my entire trip from Canada to Sarasota, FL worthwhile."

Robert Aitken, 74-year old Canadian composer and flautist.  Suffered from Chronic Physical Problems

"I was in a childhood car accident that completely broke my femur bone. After a body cast and bed rest, my broken leg had healed longer than my other leg. As an adult, this leg difference has caused me quite a bit of discomfort and pain when I would try and take long walks, exercise, or stand for long periods of time. Going to the zoo or walking around the mall would cause such discomfort. Even sitting on a padded chair would cause me pain in my low back and hips. I knew I had to do something! When I learned of Sarasota Pain Treatment Center and Casey Smith’s experience in treating leg length imbalances I immediately set up an appointment. He sent me for an X-ray and started working with me weekly to get my muscles loosened and stretched to help my body get accustomed to my new shoe lift and brought me to an almost level standing position. I found Sarasota Pain Treatment Center and Casey Smith to both be very professional and his work very effective in relieving my lower back pain and putting my body back into proper balance. I would highly recommend that anyone with knee pain or injuries to visit Sarasota Pain Treatment Center for an effective evaluation."

Lisa Richards, 41-year old full time wedding planner and mother of three.  Suffered from Leg Length Discrepancy

"I often think about how lucky I was to be referred to [Sarasota Pain Treatment Center] this past winter. Since returning to MA I have been deeply involved with the care of our twin grandsons, age three. Boys are very physical. Thanks to you, I have been joyously up to the task! I am also once again enjoying swimming and golf.
I came to the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center seeking relief from a severely tightened left hip/waist and constant dull aching that traveled down my left leg. Swinging a golf club set off startling twinges of pain. Standing erect caused general discomfort. And lying on my back in bed was never an option, Even rolling over hurt enough to awaken me from a deep sleep.
It is easy to forget pain when one is basically pain free, as I am now, and this after four treatments at [Sarasota Pain Treatment] Center, plus wearing a small lift in one shoe. Traditional medicine at one point suggested back surgery. I did not go that route. Physical therapy was also offered. This I accepted, but it had little or no affect. Now I tune into minor irritations and try to be proactive. We are still addressing the issue of (scoliosis) a slightly curved lower spine. But life is good and I feel great!"

Gail Sahney, 71 years old. Retired teacher. Tennis, golf and ski enthusiast. Happy grandmother.  Suffered from Constant Dull Ache in Hip and Left Leg

"Let me start out by stating that I am 46 and I have always prided myself in being physically fit. In fact I was a pretty good athlete in my younger years. My job is physically demanding but other than being exhausted at the end of the day I was always okay. On February 14 of this year everything changed. After working 12 hour shifts for 7 days straight I woke up at 3AM in so much pain that I thought I would pass out. The pain in my low back was indescribable. I couldn't straighten my back and when I tried to walk I would buckle at the knees in pain. After x-rays and an MRI couldn't pinpoint a cause, my caregivers decided on physical therapy. I saw little improvement. Three months later I had lost 20 pounds and needed a cane to walk. I had to sleep in a chair as I had throbbing pain and couldn't get up from a prone position. A cough would undo me. My nephew recommended Casey Smith to me. I went to see him and he did something refreshing right away, he took the time to explain what he felt could be the problem and how he was going to treat me. The treatment had to do with complete body alignment from head to toe. I must admit I was skeptical but after the first treatment I did feel significantly better. I had felt this way before though, a good day here and there, but I would always revert back to where I had started. After my second treatment I could get up from a prone position without pain. RELIEF!!! He prescribed shoe inserts for my leg discrepancy and I am happy to say I am feeling better each day. I no longer use a cane and I foresee a full recovery in my future. My only regret is that I didn't go to Casey sooner! If you are suffering from debilitating chronic pain I strongly suggest that you put yourself in Casey Smith's competent hands. I promise you won't regret it!

George S.  Suffered from Severe Lower Back Pain

“I was unable to perform several compound movements like squats and deadlifts due to chronic right sided lower back pain in my erector for a number of years. After one Neurosomatic therapy treatment we were able to identify structural imbalances I had and were able to correct them bringing my body back into proper alignment. I was back squatting and deadlifting heavy in just a week!”

Taylor Lesch: Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer

“After 20 years of unsuccessful therapy the work from Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has finally been a success! Due to an automobile accident, scoliosis, and a short right leg I constantly had pain in my neck, shoulders,
and my sciatica. Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has determined the correct height for a lift in my shoe that has helped restore my bodies’ healthy posture. Organs which had become twisted and in spasm from my accident were holding my crooked posture and now after treatment I am back in a healthy posture. At this time I am totally pain free. Thanks SPTC!”

Becky J.

“I'm beyond impressed with Casey's knowledge, skills, and professionalism. He is a wise old soul and has enlightened me far more than any doctor or specialist I have ever met with. He truly cares about your whole well being, and will help you find the real source of the problem while healing you, rather than giving you a bandaid prescription to cover the underlying issue. I always leave his office feeling pain free again and mentally refreshed. He truly has a talent for healing!”

Jaime Flowers

“I’ve had sinus issues all my life. Impacted, infected, lack of passageway to breathe all in the sinuses. 3 years ago I had sinus surgery where my airway was widened, some of my turbinate tissues were cut away and my uvula was trimmed due to it being elongated from severe snoring. It was a terrible experience and recovery was a month long painful nightmare. After all that, nothing helped! Zero positive change at all. After being referred to Casey I drove from Orlando, FL and after only one session he has figured out and started treating me for several issues that multiple doctors hadn’t even looked at. Now my lower back pain has been alleviated and after decompressing my sinuses I can breathe perfectly and have proper drainage! I now drive from Orlando monthly as the positive impact he has made in my life has incredibly improved the quality of my life. Thanks Casey, I can finally breathe and my lower back pain is much better.”

Javier P.

“I had a severe stroke on 11/18/2013 around 5:45 pm. I could not talk nor move the entire right side of my body. About six days after my stroke and being sent home I called Sarasota Pain Treatment Center to find out what I could do to get better. After the first session I was walking better and was able to use the right side of my face better. It has been 5 ½ months and I am physically back to normal. I can walk, run workout; basically any activity I want to do. Without Neurosomatic therapy from Sarasota Pain Treatment Center I would not have progressed as fast as I did. Thank you for all your help!!!”

Jeff Morrow, Land surveyor

“For anyone experiencing extreme pain or discomfort, I highly recommend this impressive man. I walked in not sure what to expect or what I would get out of the consultation/appointment; and when I walked out, I was not only physically refreshed but aslo mentally refreshed. His knowledge in this field is probably the most rewarding and reassuring part about the process of healing. I will be a repeat client and can't emphasize his worth enough. Do yourselves a favor and get pain free with Casey!”

Kristyn Truesdale

“A treatment with Casey is by far the most effective non-surgical, non-invasive thing you can do to correct your ailments. "Adjusting" them is only a short term fix. Long term, the body needs to be corrected into proper alignment and Casey is extremely knowledgeable in correcting any misalignment. Ailments you think you just have to live with is just not an option with Casey. He has helped correct my scoliosis and has almost cured me of my recurrent migraines. I recommend what he does and who he is to everyone I can.”    

Lauren Uzelatz

“Casey is incredibly knowledgeable about his profession and will go above and beyond for his patient's well being. I highly recommend his services and highly recommend him for the entire families overall health and wellbeing. I as well as my children (5 and 10 year old boys) have benefited from Casey's treatments and consider him the best at what he does.”

Monica Baldino Cotton

“For the past five years I have lived with pain, in the last year the pain had become constant. Walking and sleeping had become riddled with pain and my range of motion in my leg had become limited. My quality of life had become terrible. Over the years I had seen multiple doctors and chiropractors but had no benefit. Then I was introduced to Casey Smith at Sarasota Pain Treatment Center, within two weeks I was almost completely pain free. I no longer limp and my sleep is pain free. I am back to walking long distances exploring the great outdoors. Living in pain is no way to live when there is therapy out there. I have recommended and would continue to recommend Casey Smith at Sarasota Pain Treatment Center. There is a way to live pain free, Relief is possible!”

Renee Gullick

After 20 years of unsuccessful therapy the work from Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has finally been a success! Due to an automobile accident, scoliosis, and a short right leg I constantly had pain in my neck, shoulders, and my sciatica. Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has determined the correct height for a lift in my shoe that has helped restore my bodies’ healthy posture. Organs which had become twisted and rotated from my accident were
holding my crooked posture and now after treatment I am back in a healthy posture. At this time I am totally pain free. Thanks SPTC!

Becky Hines

After 20 years of unsuccessful therapy the work from Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has finally been a success! Due to an automobile accident, scoliosis, and a short right leg I constantly had pain in my neck, shoulders, and my sciatica. Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has determined the correct height for a lift in my shoe that has helped restore my bodies’ healthy posture. Organs which had become twisted and rotated from my accident were
holding my crooked posture and now after treatment I am back in a healthy posture. At this time I am totally pain free. Thanks SPTC!

Becky Hines
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your visit

Your first visit will begin with an interview and full consultation with  Therapist Casey Smith, A.S. - LMT, CPT to discover the history of your health issues and your goals for treatment. We encourage patients to bring in any MRIs, CAT scans, reports or any other tests that have been done previously and any treatments you’ve tried in the past. What makes Neurosomatic therapy different from other manual therapy techniques is the focus on your postural measurements. By carefully measuring and correcting the distortions in the body pain is greatly reduced or eliminated and functionality is restored.

We will begin by taking a thorough postural analysis of your body and movement patterns. Identifying improper structural and postural patterns allows us to identify the source of your pain and establish a plan how to properly treat it.

Once your thorough analysis is finished we will discuss any findings, the proper treatment plan for you and what to expect for future visits. A full treatment plan will then be constructed based on your body’s response to the first two sessions.

Treatment through manual therapy will begin during the first session to begin releasing any hypertonicity in the muscles.  By performing a thorough postural assessment and developing a personalized treatment plan you can see significant improvement after only 1-2 treatments with major improvements after in 8-10 treatments!

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