Ligament Stretch Syndrome


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Adrenal Malfunction
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The Toilet Bowl of Adrenal Exhaustion

Many people suffer from stressed-out, tired adrenal glands, a very common problem. The typical symptoms can include fatigue, headaches, pain and aches, inflammatory conditions (problems that end in "-itis", bronchitis, dermatitis, colitis, etc.), low blood sugar, rashes, swellings, allergies, asthma, or numerous others. Low adrenals often cause, underlie, or aggravate many health problems.

Of those many people with worn-down adrenals, a very small minority has a condition known as "ligament stretch syndrome". This problem gets its name from the effect it often has on the joints. When the adrenal hormones are so low that they leave the joints and ligaments (tissues that hold the bones of joints in place and allow for their movement) undernourished, a person will fail a test from Applied Kinesiology, the chiropractic specialty that developed muscle-testing as a diagnostic method. The doctor tests the muscle strength in an arm or leg, then gives a quick tug on the area tested. On instantly re-testing, the muscle strength is greatly reduced. Very few people weaken after such a small quick jerk across the joints, only the ones with "ligament stretch syndrome".

Those with ligament stretch syndrome are below the low adrenal patient. They really have hit the toilet bowl of adrenal gland exhaustion, decreased function, and reduced hormone output. Any of the typical low adrenal problems exist for the ligament stretch patient, but special symptoms tend to be found. A "ligament stretch syndrome" patient will have some of these symptoms, not all of them. Fatigue can be extreme; like their engine never really gets going. Because the joints are poorly kept up with hormones, the patient can feel that he can’t do normal physical or athletic activities. The result is new pain and a sense of injury. "I can’t pay racquetball, or I’ll hurt a wrist or ankle." "I can’t work out, or I’ll hurt my back or knee (or whatever!)" These migrating multiple pains can cause a person to be so careful of physical activities, that both family and friends think they’re losing it. The patient himself may consider that he’s become a hypochondriac; the little things that shouldn’t cause pain, make him miserable. And those injuries don’t heal well.

The patient may feel constantly mis-aligned or out-of-adjustment. But he complains that chiropractic adjustments don’t "hold". Even worse, adjustments have hurt them (a good adjustment doesn’t hurt a patient without ligament stretch syndrome). So they feel a need for an adjustment, but what’s the use? I need one, I can’t have one...what a hassle.

A terrible hopelessness affects half of these patients. They feel that they can never get well. It’s a hopeless type of depression. Their inflammatory conditions can be horrible. Patients with fibromyalgia (the horrible pain in joints and muscles) almost always have "ligament stretch syndrome", as do people with severe auto-immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Headaches can be of the more severe migraine type. Poor immunity and frequent colds or infections can result.

What a mess! These patients are the doctor’s and chiropractor’s nightmare: non-recovery and constant severe complaints. Until the research uncovering ligament stretch syndrome was made, these patients had no hope of health.

The treatment for this condition is specific. The patient must take the correct adrenal nutrient for them every waking hour, at first. The adrenals must be "kick-started" in this way or they usually won’t "wake-up" at all. The average patient will complete this hourly dosage in one week; some will take longer, and some shorter. When they pass the ligament stretch test, they’re off the hourly adrenal. Now they’ve graduated up to terrible adrenals, still lower than most patients with low adrenals! (At this point adjustments become painless and more helpful.) And still more adrenal repair lies ahead.

This patient must learn all the information on low adrenals and low blood sugar, and do everything possible to help them repair, and eliminate all things possible that tear them down. Diet, stress management and supplementation are among the useful things.

With the breakthrough of understanding the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, some of the most tortured patients that ever cross a doctor’s door can be miraculously helped, brought to a high level of physical and mental health and well-being.


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