“My father was in a recent auto accident and has whiplash. Can massage benefit him, and will insurance pay for it?”
The term “back mouse” is a rather cute description for a very painful yet often overlooked problem, even by back pain specialists.
The gastrocnemius is one of the most easily visible muscles in the human body—the structure that gives the calf its characteristic bulging shape. It is this shape that inspired the name of the muscle: “belly of the leg,” from the Greek gaster (belly) and kneme (leg).