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marykay
08-16-2011, 01:23 AM
Hello - I am just wondering if anyone has heard of this - specifically the Bonnie Pruden method of myotherapy to help scoliosis?

jrnyc
08-16-2011, 12:30 PM
hi marykay
i never heard of it..so i looked it up on internet...
this is part of what it said on bonnie pruden's website....

".....a method of relaxing muscle spasm, improving circulation and alleviating pain. To defuse "trigger points," pressure is applied to the muscle for several seconds by means of fingers, knuckles and elbows. The success of this method depends on the use of specific corrective exercise for the freed muscles. The method was developed by Bonnie Prudden in 1976."

perhaps it can help with pain....just as massage can make one feel better temporarily....
but i know it cannot straighten out curved spines...

i would encourage you to seek out a good pain management doctor or physiatrist...while you evaluate whether or not you want to have surgery...it helps to be able to think with a clear head, free of pain...hard to make important decisions while hurting....

i think anything that can alleviate pain is good...as long as it is not expensive...short termrelief should not cost a whole lot of money....especially when the treatment must be
repeated over and over....

best of luck
jess

flerc
08-16-2011, 11:53 PM
This people seems to have a great knowledge about trigger points and so many other concepts.
http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?10655-Physios-or-surgeons&

Bigbluefrog
11-15-2011, 12:49 PM
Trigger release massages, we have experienced that with positive results.

Pain reduction, improved balance of muscles, and better posture.

Cost is about $70 for an hour of massage with trigger release points addressing tight muscles.