Pain Conditions

Pain treatment at the Trauma Recovery Clinic Edinburgh, London

Pain and discomfort can be caused by accidents, posture, repetitive strain, sporting injuries and general wear and tear. It can be exacerbated by overwhelming stress and sometimes caused entirely by traumatic stress.

At the Trauma Recovery Clinic we use myofascial release, trigger point therapy and other techniques to address soft tissue pain and dysfunction in the following pain conditions.

Scar tissue and adhesions

Resulting from surgery, wounds, burns and infections, scar tissue and adhesions can cause pain and discomfort, numbness, burning and digestion problems.
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Headaches and migraines

Tension headaches, chronic headaches, migraine, shooting pains, numbness tingling and burning sensations.
More about headaches and migraines

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder or restricted movement in the shoulder, pain or discomfort even when not moving or at night.
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Back pain

Back pain affects most of us from time to time, and, if undiagnosed, is usually caused by stiffened, stuck connective tissue, tense muscles and accompanying trigger points. Even chronic back pain can be very successfully resolved with myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are syndromes – meaning a collection of symptoms. The physical symptoms change from day to day, move around the body and are sometimes difficult to pinpoint. They are often accompanied by extreme exhaustion. We use a combination of myofascial release and nervous system re-regulating to help the body release stiffness, adhesions and trigger or tender points.
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Hand, wrist and arm pain

Hand, wrist and arm pain is variously diagnosed as Repetitive Strain Injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. We use myofascial release around muscles and nerves and trigger point therapy to successfully treat all types of acute and chronic hand wrist and arm pain.

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is the name given to a condition in which trigger points in the muscles refer pain, numbness, stiffness and discomfort to other areas of the body. Although trigger points are normal and usually released automatically by the body, in MPS they are accompanied by connective tissue adhesions which hinder their release. We are specialists in myofascial pain syndrome.
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Undiagnosed Chronic Pain

Undiagnosed Chronic Pain is any chronic pain which is undiagnosed, that is, the doctors can’t find a cause. Although this is very good news – it means there is no illness present – the pain still remains. However, any chronic pain can be due to fascial restrictions, adhesions and trigger points, and can be treated very successfully.
More about Undiagnosed Chronic Pain.

Jaw problems, TMJ syndrome

TMJ and jaw problems are often the result of tight and adhesed neck musculature and connective tissue. Trigger points are often present.
Jaw problems can also be caused or exacerbated by being in stressful circumstances for long periods of time or as part of the body’s response to experiencing traumatic events. We use a combination of bodywork and SE® to treat adhesions, trigger points and nervous system dysregulation.

‘Pulled muscles’ and muscle tears

Myofascial release and trigger point therapy along with other muscular and soft tissue techniques help to speed recovery and release adhesions that came about as part of the initial healing response.

Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs

Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are caused by tightened muscles in the calf whose tendons run down into the foot and toes. Tight muscles will produce accompanying trigger points, and connective tissue adhesed around these trigger points and tight muscles. The connective tissue then pulls on the skin around the bones (periosteum) and causes sometimes extreme pain. We use myofascial release and trigger point therapy to treat these adhesions and advise on gentle stretching exercises to do at home to speed recovery and prevent recurrence.

‘Tendinitis’ and bursitis

‘Tendinitis’ and bursitis are often caused by imbalances in muscles and connective tissue, placing undue strain on joints where tendons attach and bursae help cushion impact. We release the tightened muscles and adhesed connective tissue to re-establish biomechanical balance.

Burning, tingling, numbness, weakness

Burning, tingling, numbness and weakness are all symptoms of adhesed (stuck) connective tissue between layers of muscle fibres, inbetween organs or surrounding nerves. These symptoms often go undiagnosed. Where this is the case, we use myofascial release to treat these symptoms.

Stress-related tension and pain

Stress and tension in life do not just cause psychological problems. The body’s first response to stress is to contract – right down at cellular level. This affects our muscles and connective tissue, causing physical tightness and imbalances which add to the stress already being experienced. We use a combination of Somatic Experiencing and myofascial release to help with these symptoms.


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What clients say about our approach to pain conditions

F S, London

“I had 9 months of physios, doctors, scans, and surgeons looking at me but my recovery from a lower back injury started the day I walked into Anne’s clinic.

After those 9 months I’d reached breaking point, struggling to walk or stay on my feet for any significant period. I wondered if I’d ever be able to go back to my dream job as a Fire Fighter.

Now 4 months later I’m back on full duty,having recovered so far 85% of my capability with further improvements being made every week.

After meeting with Anne Cheshire I approached my injury at the myofascial and psychological level.

These two treatments hand in hand have allowed me to recapture my life again, and I will always be grateful”.