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Tongue Diagnosis

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Initial Exam

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1 month into treatment

Main Concern(s):  Chronic Pain

J. S


Aaron Li Balance Method
Main Concern(s): Chronic Pain (lower back, ankle, knee)
Patient: 38 years old, male, Michigan
Practitioner: Aaron Li


Patient history:

Patient has been dealing with chronic pain in his lower back, ankles, and knees since he was 16 years old.  At its worst he rates the pain 10 out of 10 in terms of discomfort. Lower back and ankle pain are constant, while his knee pain affects him on a less constant basis. Sitting and walking for long periods of time, walking, climbing stairs can all aggravate his condition; while lying on his back, stretching, and nerve glides can alleviate the pain to a certain extent. 


The patient has tried seeing a chiropractor, physical therapist, injections, and massage which also relieves the pain temporarily. Conditions are affecting his daily life in that he can’t walk very far or work out as much as he wishes, leading to weight gain. He also can not do housework.  He hopes to move freely without pain. Other symptoms patients experience include anxiety, depression, cold hands and feet, fatigue, poor memory, tinnitus, blurred vision, seeing floaters, dizziness, and facial paralysis.



In his initial treatment, he states that his lower back pain is the most bothersome.  He finds it hard to sit, can’t stand in one position, and only walking around alleviates the pain slightly.
Nerve glides have helped to take pain out of the knee and ankles to a certain extent.  


Within a month of treatment he states his pain has decreased down to 4/10. He is able to sit and stand for longer periods of time without pain and see major improvement in sleep cycles.





Patient feels he has improved to the point where he feels he has no limitations and minor pain is more manageable. Patient is continuing treatment to go further on his healing journey.

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