Trigger Point Therapy focuses on releasing trigger points which are small, tight knots that develop in muscles and that may cause pain in other areas of the body.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger Point Therapy releases the tightest areas of your body helping to improve range of motion, posture, and alignment.
Regular sessions can help with chronic pain which is sometimes the result of referral pain from those trigger points.
Sessions can also help with athletic performance and acute pain from injuries and accidents.
During a session of trigger point therapy, the client will take deep breathes as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
Trigger Point is a proven method to treat Headaches and that stem from tight upper back and neck muscles.
Shoulder pain causes trauma during sports or other activities such as repetitive strain during lifting.
Trigger Point Therapy to treat headaches
Trigger points are often a source of headache pain and not nerves, psychological or vascular conditions. While headaches are also caused by other problems, the trigger point therapy can also help with conditions such as migraines, cluster headaches, etc.
While there many muscles that can contain trigger points that refer pain to the head, In the majority of the cases, the muscle groups that are often involved are the Trapezius and Sternocleidomastoid muscle groups.
You will feel that headaches are worse when you move your head, this is because some of your neck muscles are overloaded. That’s why you usually want to lay down and don’t move, rest the muscles that move your head until the pain disappears.
Trigger Point Therapy to treat shoulder pain
The shoulder joint is the part of the body that might be affected by trigger points very often as it relies upon different muscles groups.
The shoulder let our arms to move freely and to have a wide range of movement, this is the reason why the muscles around it have to work properly, otherwise, they might play a significant role in shoulder dysfunction disorders.
Of all the muscle groups that act on the shoulder joint, the rotator cuff muscles group are the most important. These are small muscles that if overloaded, trigger points can cause chronic tension in them.
How this muscle group is conformed?
• Teres Minor
Trigger Point Therapy for Neck-Upper Back pain
The inability to turn your head is an excellent example to understand how important is to maintain the neck pain at distance. We might not be able to walk correctly as the head leads the way when you walk.
We will also realise how heavy is our head and how much we need the strength of the muscles to hold and move our head.
Trigger point therapy will definitely help alleviate the neck pain and relax your neck muscles. There are two muscle groups that trigger the neck pain disorders, the Trapezius and the Levator Scapula.
Don’t forget that it is very important for you to find a way to rest your overloaded neck muscles. When you seat or you lay down, use pillows or cushions to support your head so that your neck muscles can relax and rest.
Trigger Point Therapy for low back pain
Unfortunately, few effective treatments exist for this common pain disorder. Let list some of them:
- Pain killers: they help in the short term, but harm in the long term.
- Chiropractic treatments: can hit or miss, and are rarely an effective long term solution.
- Surgery: is an invasive, and sometimes not as effective as seems to be.
The trick of effectiveness is to understand the source of the pain, that is likely to be the muscular system, victim of depletion.
If you suffer from acute low back pain for less than a week, I strongly recommend Trigger Point Therapy, as it responds very well.
If you suffer this pain for a longer period, it might be more complicated as it might involve more muscle groups and might take some more time to address all the trigger points involved.
The listed muscle groups are usually involved in the majority of all low back pain disorders:
- Quadratus Lumborum
- Gluteus Medius
- Rectus Abdominis
If the low back pain is left untreated, the previous list might increase up to ten additional muscle groups may become involved.
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