Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches & Migraines

Your Self-treatment Workbook for Pain Relief

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245255

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 165

View: 3365

I have such a bad headache! For many of us, this is an oft repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are downright astonishing: One in six people have frequent headaches, and of those, one in ten suffers from migraines. You are not alone. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. If you struggle frequently with headache pain, this book offers a welcome solution. Trigger point therapy is an effective self-care approach you can use to get relief from headache pain. Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue. Trigger points can cause pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body. Trigger points can be treated by applying pressure to affected areas, often providing instant relief. This book explains trigger point physiology and then offers a complete program for self-care that includes detailed illustrations of all pressure and stretching techniques. In addition, it provides an in-depth look at the factors that cause and perpetuate trigger points, such as body mechanics, injuries, diet and nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and emotional factors, and provides solutions to address each perpetuating factor.

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

A Self-treatment Workbook

Author: Sharon Sauer,Mary Biancalana

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245638

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 265

View: 4845

A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.

Migraine Brains and Bodies

A Comprehensive Guide to Solving the Mystery of Your Migraines

Author: C. M. Shifflett

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780977870202

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 285

View: 4073

Outlines an alternative approach to migraine treatment that focuses on anatomical links that convert muscle tension and other sources into migraines, challenging popular beliefs while outlining detailed recommendations in such areas as physical therapy, acupuncture and biofeedback. Original.

Pain Relief With Trigger Point Self-Help

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367252

Category: Chronic pain

Page: 336

View: 6963

"Trigger points--tender, painful knots that develop in muscles and tissues--are a common cause of chronic pain. With more than a quarter of all Americans suffering from various types of daily chronic pain, it's estimated that these hyper-irritated hardened masses are the primary cause of pain 75 percent of the time. Sustained self-treatment is by far the most effective trigger point therapy. Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help helps you understand and then treat your condition, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. With full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it explains the physiology of trigger points and teaches you how to: Locate your trigger points and understand "referred pain" Prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies'Treat trigger points by applying pressure and doing simple stretches. Understand common pain conditions for each area of the body Written for anyone wishing to successfully treat his or her own pain, the bookis also an invaluable reference for any health-care provider whose patients suffer from either chronic or acute pain."-- Publisher.

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain

A Self-Treatment Workbook

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822397

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2462

If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care provider has been trained in trigger point diagnosis and treatment, you may not get more than temporary relief. That's why it's essential to take charge of your own treatment for effective and lasting pain relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain helps you understand how trigger points form and where to search for them. You'll learn to apply pressure on trigger points and stretch these critical areas for effective and often instant relief. You'll also find out how to prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Once you get started, you'll be on your way to eliminating your pain so that you can focus on enjoying life.

Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Your Self-Treatment Workbook for Elbow, Lower Arm, Wrist, & Hand Pain

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608821285

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 8867

Repetitive strain injuries to the shoulder, back, and arm can cause debilitating pain that keeps you from being able to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Compounding the frustration, it can seem that there’s nothing you can do to ease the discomfort caused by your injury and speed your recovery. Trigger point therapy has helped hundreds of thousands of people recover from repetitive strain injuries of all kinds. Used by massage therapists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, this powerful technique can dramatically improve the body’s capacity to heal. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury helps you find and treat the trigger points in muscle tissue that refer pain to your elbows, lower arms, wrists, or hands. Through simple stretching and pressure exercises you can do at home, you can reduce pain and increase mobility so you can get back to enjoying your life. With this guidebook, you’ll: • Identify the specific trigger points in muscles that are causing your pain • Self-treat your pain with stretches and pressure targeted to your trigger points • Learn how to prevent further muscle damage or injury • Optimize your diet and body mechanics to speed recovery

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief

Author: Clair Davies,Amber Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 6495

Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

The Trigger Point Manual

Author: Janet G. Travell,David G. Simons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683083678

Category: Medical

Page: 626

View: 2409

...gives a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.

Migraine

Understanding a Common Disorder

Author: Oliver W. Sacks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520051997

Category: Migraine

Page: 270

View: 7795

In recent years the bestselling Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat have received great critical acclaim, but Oliver Sacks's readers may remember that he began his medical career working with migraine patients. In this, the latest edition of "Migraine," he returns to his first book and enriches it with additional case histories, new findings, and practical information on treatment. To define "migraine, " suggests Oliver Sacks, one must embrace the dizzying variety of experiences of its sufferers. For some, the affliction features of a headache of monumental proportions. For others, there is no pain at all. Some attacks are triggered by weather, some intense light. Still others consist of intense light -- hallucinatory displays of dazzling loops, stars, and geometrics. "Migraine" is Sacks's brilliant examination of a debilitating ailment and the profound implications of neurological illness. Synthesizing his patients' case histories with 2,000 years of human research into the problem, he casts the migraine as exemplar of our psychological transparency, a complex biological response to external factors. Here is a classic meditation on the nature of health and malady, on the unity of mind and body. Here, too, is Sacks's discovery of how the migraine shows us, through hallucinatory displays, the elemental activity of the cerebral cortex -- and potentially, the self-organizing patterns of Nature itself. Enormously compelling, compassionate, and profound, Migraine offers comfort for sufferers -- and insight to all.

Trigger Point Therapy Routine for Tmj

Massage Techniques to Unlock Your Tmj

Author: Annie Coomes LMT CST

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504374096

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 52

View: 6876

In this book, you will learn techniques to relieve pain and tension associated with TMJ. This quick reference guide will help you evaluate your pain. You will learn: basic anatomy massage techniques for self-treatment trigger points and referral patterns which muscles contribute to clenching, grinding and misalignment of the teeth how the mind-body connection drives pain levels Anyone willing to change their present situation can learn these techniques. This book was written especially for you!

Heal Your Headache

The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain

Author: David Buchholz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761125663

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

View: 9504

Offers a three-step program to provide relief from headaches and answers such questions as "Why does the weather give me headaches?" and "Will my headaches get better when I get older?"

Migraines For Dummies

Author: Diane Stafford,Jennifer Shoquist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 3975

If you get migraines you know how laughable it is to hear them described as “headaches.” As one poet put it, “the migraine is a beast from Hell, a bone-crushing, brain-twisting, heart-rending, apocalyptic scourge—an insult to all that’s holy.” And that’s putting it mildly. People have been trying to tame the migraine beast for thousands of years. Some early healers bored holes into their patients’ skulls, the Greeks inhaled the smoke of burning coffee beans, while in ancient Egypt, doctors tied herb-stuffed clay crocodiles to migraine sufferer’s heads. Fortunately, we live in more enlightened times and there are now medically sound approaches that are relatively simple and inexpensive—and they don’t leave scars or involve extreme fashion statements. Your complete guide to taking charge of your migraines and getting your life back, Migraines For Dummies offers a focused, fleshed-out program that works in the real world. This friendly guide fills you in on what you need to know to: Understand migraines and why you get them Relieve symptoms Pinpoint pain triggers Sort through the various medications Evaluate alternative remedies Make simple migraine-busting lifestyle changes Stop migraines from disrupting your family and work lives Find a good doctor to help you manage the beast The authors look at the whole spectrum of the problem—from dealing with the number-one issue of pain relief, to handling the peripheral problems like absences from work skepticism from friends, and impact on family. They also explore a range of critical related issues, including: Different types of migraines, including abdominal, ocular, hemiplegic, opthamoplegic, and women’s hormonal migraines Triggers, such as environmental allergens, stress, dietary triggers, and even exercises that can cause migraines Over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements Biofeedback, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and other alternative remedies The pros and cons of prescription remedies, including ergotamine derivatives, antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, botox and more You’ve tried Aunt Edna’s camphor-soaked head cloths. Now explore a sensible, medically sound approach, and get on the road to full-fledged pain relief with Migraines For Dummies.

The Migraine Brain

Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health

Author: Carolyn Bernstein,Elaine McArdle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654769X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 5810

Draws on the latest scientific findings to identify the unique characteristics, chemical makeups, and structural differences of migraine-prone brains, offering insight into the role of the central nervous system while outlining a comprehensive program to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Reprint.

Healing Through Trigger Point Therapy

A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Author: Devin J. Starlanyl,John Sharkey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583946098

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

View: 5291

"This guide to trigger points is comprehensive resource for the diagnostics, care, treatment and prevention of symptoms related to fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and other commonly misdiagnosed chronic pain conditions"--Provided by publisher.

Migraine in Women

Author: Elizabeth Loder,Dawn A. Marcus

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091809

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 1160

Fifteen specialists serve as chapter authors, covering sex hormones and genetics, as well as the social, cultural, psychiatric, and psychological factors that contribute to headache disorders. Their approach is evidence-based, but where there are gaps in research, the authors provide advice based on expert consensus and clinical experience. Each chapter opens with a case report that synthesizes the chapter's treatment recommendations, as well as key points listing the chapter's contents. The main body of the chapter features an introductory overview, a closing summary, tables, and an extensive list of suggestive reading.

The Women's Migraine Survival Guide

The Most Complete, Up-to-date Resource on the Causes of Your Migraine Pain--and Treatments for Real Relief

Author: Christina Peterson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060953195

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 225

View: 7332

Describes the causes and symptoms of migraine headaches, discusses useful medications, and suggests ways to identify personal triggers and avoid attacks

Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

Author: Teri Robert, PhD

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061748587

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 8478

For millions of Americans, Migraine disease, tension headaches, and other headaches are a debilitating part of every day. Teri Robert has been there—in fact, she experienced her first Migraine at age six. Now, in this groundbreaking holistic guide to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and Migraine disease, she brings a patient-empowering message to all headache sufferers: you don't have to live with daily pain. She provides you with all the information you need to know about getting the help you need, including: Understanding side effects Treatments for long-term relief Risks and symptoms Identification of the various types of headaches Traditional and alternative therapies Information on finding health care practitioners and support Numerous case studies and expert advice

Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Author: Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dmsc, PhD,Lars Arendt-Nielsen,Robert Gerwin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449617654

Category: Medical

Page: 509

View: 5106

This is the first book for the new Series Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine. This textbook will assess both clinical and research aspects of the diagnosis and management of two highly prevalent headache disorders: tension-type and cervicogenic headaches. This textbook will cover both physical therapy and physical medicine approaches to the management of these headache disorders.

Frozen Shoulder Workbook

Trigger Point Therapy for Overcoming Pain & Regaining Range of Motion

Author: Clair Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 157224447X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 285

View: 3064

Author Clair Davies' own case of frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Now, this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition, a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire. Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several joint and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and individuals with type-two diabetes. Traditional medical treatments for the condition, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery. Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localised areas of tenderness in soft tissue, has been used very successfully to relieve pain, restore range of motion and shorten recovery times.

Headache and Pain

Author: Ralf Baron,Arne May

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496332059

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 1867

Headache and other types of pain have some common characteristics concerning pain generation and chronicity. But some distinct pathophysiological processes are unique to the headache. This book explores pain mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of headache and other chronic pain through sessions of a joint symposium in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, of IASP and the International Headache Society as part of the Global Year Against Headache. The goals of the meeting were to stimulate discussions about pain from different angles, establish potential cooperation and synergies between IASP and IHS, and most importantly, involve young scientists and help them build networks to advance their work. This book represents the current state of scientific discussions of the respective fields in both pain areas. It strictly follows the structure of the meeting ́s topics, which were chosen based on similarity of research interest of both fields. More than 100 young scientists and clinicians from 22 countries participated, with speakers from both societies represented in all sessions.