LONG COVID: etiology of long-COVID, CFS, Fibromyalgia, etc. evolves from acute injury to musculoskeletal tower. Two weeks of intense bedrest, from injury to skeletal tower or viral illness, causes severe soft tissue deconditioning, loss of tissue mass, & weakened body tower...
Greatest force threatening weakened organism is ambient gravitational field: all body parts falling to earth at 32’/sec/sec. As body tower attempts upright station, widespread painful muscle spasms ensue to stiffen tower. Upright posture & even walking become difficult.
A natural response is to lay down & rest. Exercise becomes exhausting. Additional rest magnifies the pathology. As the weakened body tower encounters ground force of sleep/resting site, painful spastic muscles beget REM disruption & non-restorative sleep➡️depression/fatigue.
A sedentary body neglects foraging for healthy foods & incurs lesser amounts of Vitamin D from sunlight deprivation. Secondary inflammation & infections further weaken the organism. Cognitive disarray & inanition cause organism to tumble down spiral of dysfunction.
As major joints lose integrity of soft tissue tethering, proximate autonomic neural tracts & plexi are stretched & impinged; giving rise to curious patterns of disruptive dysautonomic functions of internal organs...
Dysautonomias include Migraines, orthostatic changes, Syncope, Pseudoseizures, POTS, Panic Attacks, Gastroparesis, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, CRPS etc.
By time these delayed sequela manifest, cause & effect relationships vs. injury, illness, & chronic pains/organ dysfunctions are blurred & lost in time. Next, desperate clinicians grasp for psychological explanations & molecular scientist invoke their favored biochemical pathways
Obvious causations of disease? Surely, atomic-scale tissue molecule perturbations; with measurable shifts during illness.
Force of gravity & electromagnetic fields (light) remain unrecognized illness merchants because they are pervasive, subtle, & invisible...
Rational applications of medical therapies require knowledge of true primary cause(s). Are macro system forces more potent than micro system forces to induce fundamental healing? Yes, if they are the true cause(s).
True healing of long-COVID/similar ills: Aquatherapy exercises to negate gravity; heat/massage to abort soft tissue spasms; exo-cannabinoids to assist endo-; opiate analgesics for pain/sleep; radiant light to induce hormones/Vit D; Nutriceuticals; low carb high fat/protein diets.

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29 Sep
ARTHRITIS PREDICTS WEATHER? In previous posts (in my threadreader library) I have explained this phenomenon. The cause and effect is related to barometric pressure.
The body is like a sausage, with contained hard & soft tissues. Bones are connected by ligaments, which are highly imbued with pain fibers intended to keep us from injuring & stretching joint ligaments; to protect against being pulled asunder. Remember “Rack” of Inquisition fame.
When ligaments are lax from chronic wear, serial acute injuries, or from one serious joint injury, these injuries predispose joints to excessive range of joint motion & painful stretch of ligaments that tether these loose joints. Those with flexible joints potentiated for injury.
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25 Sep
BOTOX: A PRINCIPLE OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS & THERAPY? Several insidious medical disorders encompass similar pathophysiology seeming amenable to #Botox therapy: #Migraine, #TMJ, chronic neck pain (#cervicalgia), & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (#TOS).
The pathophysiology found within all these disorders is the phenomenon of “crossed muscle” syndromes. Dr. Victor Janda is possibly first to describe this curious syndrome, which is easily discovered by simple physical examinations.
When the body musculoskeletal tower is asymmetric (tilted) within the ambient gravitational field, muscle pairs symmetric from side to side or which oppose in individual body part functions, become dissimilar in dynamic action; one muscle stronger & hypertrophic. The other weak.
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17 Sep
Botox yes! In TOS 1 Superior trapezius usually spastic/hyperdynamic; inducing same-side Pectoralis minor muscle to be spastic/hyperdynamic. These muscles control directional shift of distal clavicle; which, as drawn inferior, closes Thoracic Outlet (1 cm vs. clavicle & 1st rib).
The physical exam should note shoulder asymmetry; one shoulder lower with head usually tilted toward lower shoulder. The tilted 10# head often induces spasm & hypertrophy of Superior trapezius associated with opposite & higher shoulder.
Superior trapezius hyperdynamic function then induces spasm/hypertrophy within same-side opposing (shoulder lift & draw-down are complementary functions) Pectoralis minor (PM) muscle. It is PM hyperdynamic function that draws distal clavicle excessively inferior in TOS disorder.
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31 Aug
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN has inception in trauma. Most common traumatic force is gravity. Muscles/soft tissues supporting upright body tower experience repetitive stress injure & chronic painful spasm in towers asymmetric within ambient gravitational field.
Asymmetric body towers result from asymmetric pelvises, overlying functional scoliosis, asymmetric shoulders, & chronically tilted heads. This asymmetric musculoskeletal chain is most commonly evoked by unilateral sacroiliac joint subluxations.
It is a peculiar bio-mechanical phenomenon that sacroiliac joint subluxation is most commonly unilateral. Sacroiliac joint subluxation is common; especially in females and especially in those with Hypermobility Syndrome.
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28 Aug
POST-PARTYM PAIN: it is a recount I have heard many times. A woman has an epidural during childbirth and then wakes up with everlasting severe low back pain. I have studied these women and can report what happens.
During the epidural anesthesia (from waist down) these women cannot splint & protect ligaments that join ilium to sacrum at the sacroiliac joint. Ligament stretch & tear permanently lossens this major low back joint, the largest joint in the axial spine.
Pain of sacroiliac joint subluxation is excruciating, & in the 1990’s (before opiate bowdlerization) academic pain experts (e.g. Dr. McCarlberg of San Diego Medical School) regarded 80 mg of oxycodone twice daily as beneficial for this pain.
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22 Jul
GASTROPARESIS THEORIES: the diagnostic list that accompanied the occurrence of Gastroparesis in this study overlooked the association of Gastroparesis & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD).
My clinical observations have included that persons with HSD, mostly women, have a functional scoliosis while upright and a straight spine while prone. Spine disks are no more than ligaments; more flexible in those with HSD.
Thoracic scoliosis might functionally, asymmetrically, & mechanically strain soft tissues of the autonomic nerve system, which includes the Vagus Nerve.
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