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
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 cant do normal physical
or athletic activities. The result is new pain and a sense of injury.
"I cant pay racquetball, or Ill hurt a wrist or ankle."
"I cant work out, or Ill 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 theyre losing
it. The patient himself may consider that hes become a hypochondriac;
the little things that shouldnt cause pain, make him miserable.
And those injuries dont heal well.
The patient may feel constantly mis-aligned or out-of-adjustment. But
he complains that chiropractic adjustments dont "hold".
Even worse, adjustments have hurt them (a good adjustment doesnt
hurt a patient without ligament stretch syndrome). So they feel a need
for an adjustment, but whats the use? I need one, I cant have
one...what a hassle.
A terrible hopelessness affects half of these patients. They feel that
they can never get well. Its 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 doctors and chiropractors
nightmare: non-recovery and constant severe complaints. Until the research
uncovering ligament stretch syndrome was made, these patients had no hope
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 wont
"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, theyre off the hourly adrenal. Now
theyve 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 doctors
door can be miraculously helped, brought to a high level of physical and
mental health and well-being.
Universal City Medical Group, Inc.
Cahuenga Blvd West-Suite 206
Los Angeles, CA 90068