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Gluteal Pain

By Christian Saint-Pierre RAc
 

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“Danny” is a 63 year old male who came into clinic with chronic, severe right sided gluteal pain for over one year. This was originally caused by slipping and falling on ice. He received a biomedical diagnosis of ischial bursitis. The pain affects his ability to sleep. He also experiences chronic headaches, which he reports as being linked to changes in the weather.

𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦

A course of 10 chiropractic treatments, which included dry-needling, brought no improvement.

Danny was taking 750mg of Naproxen daily to no effect.

𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗦𝗬𝗠𝗣𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗦

On the day of consultation, Danny presented with a deep right gluteal pain radiating down the posterior thigh, which he rated as an 8 out of 10

He also had a dull headache radiating from the medial corners of the eyebrows into the forehead, which he rated at a 6 out of 10

Insomnia

𝗔𝗖𝗨𝗣𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝟭, 𝟮, 𝟯

A1: Right: Foot Taiyang Urinary Bladder

A2: Left: Hand Taiyin Lung

A3: Left: Chong Zi 22.01, Chong Xian 22.02, LU 6.

Strong stimulation upon insertion

30 minutes of needle retention

𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦

75% gluteal pain relief; post needling, pain was 2 out of 10

100% relief of headache

𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦𝗘

12 treatments, three times per week for one month

Followed by 5 treatments, once per week

Now he receives monthly maintenance treatments

𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪-𝗨𝗣 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦

After four treatments, Danny reported that his pain had not risen above 5 out of 10, and that it usually hovered around a 3 out of 10 since the initial treatment.

On the eight treatment, he reported that he was no longer taking Naproxen and was sleeping at night. The gluteal pain was now intermittent and never rose above a 3 out of 10.

On the twelfth treatment, Danny’s gluteal pain was now just an occasional sensitivity. He also mentioned that he had not had a single headache during the entire month.

Danny booked a second course of 5 weekly treatments, after which his gluteal pain completely resolved. He now receives monthly maintenance treatments to prevent his headaches from returning.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”6494,6540″][/vc_column][/vc_row]