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Yes, I’m in the Bay Area – I’ve found a few ART specialists nearby that I’m trying to schedule with. I was considering Graston a while back when this first happened, looks like it might be time to give it a go.
Thanks for the links, those are great videos that I’ve watched many times over the past few months. I’ve been doing a lot of upstream work in the past few days and I’m feeling slight improvement, although afterward I can feel something in the forearm fighting for good position (whether it’s the nerve being irritated or otherwise), if that makes sense.
Everything upstream on the problem side now feels very supple, although the opposite (R) side is having problems getting loose (first rib/trap/levator scap area). My next logical question: could irritated nerve roots on the right side be affecting the left forearm, or am I reaching? I’ve had previous damage in the area from past kinks, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m fighting with scar tissue there, but I’m continuing to work all the mobilization techniques I can find.