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Intractable or Problematic Physical Issue? Medical Massage with Dee Sickles in Flagstaff, AZ

I suffered a moderate to severe concussion in a bike crash at mile 87 of the Solvang Spring Double Century that caused this injury; see: Lloyd’s Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI / concussion) Experience and Log.

There is massage, there is medical massage, and then there are gifted hands with medical massage. If you have a seemingly intractable physical issue that doctors say is “impossible” to fix without surgery*, think again, because what do you have to lose?

Few if any doctors have any clue how to fix the issues I had—their uninformed “solution” is to send patients to PT that is unaffordable, of extended duration, and generally ineffective. Increasingly I find that doctors I see know close to zero about solving real problems, and think of a body as discrete parts—mechanics who understand pistons, but not an engine, so to speak.

After my 25 mph hard crash into an embankment with moderate-to-severe concussion, a twisted spine and torso and mashed-in ribs were not going to go away on their own, but Dee Sickles LMT MMT in Flagstaff AZ did an amazing job—and I’ve had both injuries and massage before—her skills are unsurpassed IMO. See my June 11 notes.

* I have some sympathy and empathy for doctors on the burnout front; see What Happens When the Doctor Is Feeling Poorly? A Stanford center aims to combat physician burnout.

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Asymmetric lung expansion 13 weeks after bike crash (before being addressed)

Below, the camera angle might not be perfect but the asymmetry is quite real: the left shoulder is higher, the center line of the body is twisted (twisted back = twisted torso), the left rib cage won’t expand properly. The twist caused me considerable pain during the Eastern Sierra Double century, but after being fixed by Dee Sickles, no pain at all during the much more difficult Terrible Two Double Century.

Asymmetric torso and shoulders, 13 weeks after bike crash (before being addressed)

Dee Sickles LMT, MMT

Dee Sickles LMT MMT in Flagstaff AZ did an amazing job—and I’ve had both injuries and massage before—her skills are unsurpassed IMO. See my June 11 notes.

After she worked out my back and rib issues I had symmetric breathing again! It felt terrific to be “whole”. Even the power meter numbers show it: on a hotter day, I saw a lower heart rate and lower breathing rate at similar power levels—consistent with getting more oxygen in more easily.

Dee Sickles, LMT MMT
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