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Collarbone misaligned

Posted by Nutmeg on October 01, 2003 at 10:16:41:

Hi Dr. Stoll & anyone else who might know,

Have you ever seen/heard of a collarbone that's rolled up out of position on one side? I had another Rolfing session yesterday and the Rolfer told me that's what's happened to the left side of my clavicle. There has been a pronounced difference in how much the prominent knobs on the ends of the collarbones stick out on my chest adjacent to my sternum. The right one is much more prominent. I first noticed this about 4 years ago. Who knows how long it had been that way, but I'd lost a significant amount of weight and was able at that point to see the outline of my ribs, clavicle, etc. in my chest more clearly. Chiropractic adjustments of my ribs, sternum, and clavicle never made much difference in the appearance, although I had more flexibility there. I think the chiropractor worked more on the right side, trying to get it to slide in farther, so I guess maybe that was the wrong approach!

Anyway, I found this to be a very interesting bit of detective work on the part of the Rolfer yesterday. He said the entire length of the left collarbone was rolled up (vertically toward my head) and off the platform where it is supposed to sit and down into my chest a little bit. He worked on the musculature around the inner ends of my clavicles and we both decided it looked and felt different/better after the treatment, but the left clavicle is still sunken compared to the right. Most of my pain, muscle tension, and structural misalignment has always been concentrated on the right side, so I was surprised to see that it was the left clavicle that was off. I'm guessing this might be related to skeletal twisting, which seems to be most prominent in my pelvis. I guess that has to be offset elsewhere in the body to be balanced.

Over the past 25 years I've had several auto accidents, numerous major and minor falls, bad posture, little exercise, major stress, muscle bracing, and emotional trauma, all of which I'm making great progress healing from. Is it likely all of the above contributed to the collarbone misalignment, or would it be more likely to be a result of a pretty significant side-impact collision?

I will add that I definitely felt some emotional involvement when the Rolfer worked on this area. Tears, chills, sobs, and old fears/panic came rushing in, so I definitely think I've stored some traumatic memories there. It will be interesting to see if this resolves itself with more Rolfing, more neurocranial restructing in a couple of months, and continued emotional release work to relieve stored traumatic memories.

Thanks for any insight you can offer,

Nutmeg



Re: Collarbone misaligned (Archive in Rolfing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 02, 2003 at 08:54:47:

In Reply to: Collarbone misaligned posted by Nutmeg on October 01, 2003 at 10:16:41:

Thanks, Nutmeg.

Sounds like you and your Rolfer are onto something!

Keep us up on your progress.

Namaste`

Walt

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