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

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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.

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

A Self-Treatment Workbook

Author: Mary Biancalana,Sharon Sauer

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822389

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

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Learn the secrets to lasting pain relief: finding and deactivating trigger points, the underlying cause of most low back pain. Trigger points are sensitive tight spots in taut bands of muscle tissue. Treating trigger points that refer pain to the low back and buttock areas, rather than addressing only the specific sites of your pain, is the best way to comprehensively treat occasional or chronic discomfort and prevent it from coming back. Packed with illustrated treatment techniques, Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain, then learn specific trigger point treatments and correct underlying perpetuating factors to immediately relieve soreness and tension in these muscles. If you're ready to try a targeted approach to eliminating back pain, this manual will provide you with all the information you need to get started and end low back discomfort once and for all.

Triggerpunkt-Therapie bei Kopfschmerzen und Migräne

Ein Arbeitsbuch zur Selbstbehandlung und Schmerzlinderung

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3873879042

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Schätzungen zufolge leiden in Deutschland etwa 54 Millionen Menschen unter Kopfschmerzen und Migräne. Ein Patentrezept zur Linderung der Beschwerden gibt es nicht, und viele Betroffene sind sogar davon überzeugt, mit den Schmerzen leben zu müssen. In der Therapie werden jedoch noch immer viel zu häufig nur die Symptome behandelt anstatt die tiefer liegenden Gründe für die Schmerzen aufzuspüren. Valerie DeLaune gibt in ihrem Buch einen Überblick über die möglichen Ursachen von Kopfschmerz und Migräne und zeigt auf, welche Rolle verkrampfte Zonen in der Muskulatur, sogenannte Triggerpunkte, bei der Entstehung und Aufrechterhaltung spielen. Es wird erläutert, was Triggerpunkte genau sind, wie sie hervorgerufen werden und worauf Sie im Alltag achten sollten, um eine langfristige Besserung zu erzielen. Anleitungen für konkrete Übungen, bezogen auf die jeweiligen Muskelgruppen, erleichtern Ihnen zudem die erfolgreiche Selbstbehandlung und machen Sie zum Fachmann bzw. zur Fachfrau für Ihre Gesundheit. "Die Behandlung von Schmerzen ist wie Detektivarbeit - sowohl die Ursachen Ihrer Schmerzen als auch die therapeutischen Maßnahmen, durch die sie beseitigt werden können, unterliegen einer für Sie typischen, einzigartigen Kombination von Faktoren. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen zahlreiche Hilfsmittel an die Hand, die Ihren Selbsterfahrungsprozess auf dem Weg zur Heilung Ihrer Schmerzen erleichtern können." - Valerie DeLaune

Trigger Point Therapy for Lower Back and Gluteal Pain

(Second Edition)

Author: Valerie Anne DeLaune

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996855327

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 108

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75% of pain is caused by trigger points, but they are drastically under-diagnosed. Trigger points may refer pain and other symptoms both in the local area and/or to other areas of the body, but since over 74% of trigger points are not located in the area where you feel pain, treating the local area does not resolve the problem most of the time.

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

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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.

Schmerzlinderung durch Triggerpunkt-Therapie

Das Selbsthilfebuch

Author: Valerie Delaune

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3873879913

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

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Ein Leben mit Schmerzen? – Das muss nicht sein! Hunderte von Menschen, die unter Schmerzen litten und von anderen Ärzten keine eindeutige Diagnose erhalten konnten, hat Valerie Delaune bereits erfolgreich behandelt. Mit der Triggerpunkt-Therapie hat sie ihren Patienten auf schonende und nicht medikamentöse Weise geholfen. In diesem Buch gibt die Akupunkteurin und Therapeutin Anleitung zur Selbsthilfe. Sie erklärt, was Triggerpunkte sind, wie sie entstehen und wie sie effektiv (eigenständig) gelindert werden können. Auch hilfreiche Schritte zur Rückfallprävention kommen nicht zu kurz. Die Übungen im Buch werden mit zahlreichen Farbabbildungen illustriert und von medizinischen Hintergrundinformationen begleitet.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E-Book

Author: Randall L. Braddom

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735630

Category: Medical

Page: 1472

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation presents today’s best physiatry knowledge and techniques, ideal for the whole rehabilitation team. This trusted reference delivers the proven science and comprehensive guidance you need to offer every patient maximum pain relief and optimal return to function. In this new edition, Dr. Randall L. Braddom covers current developments in interventional injection procedures, the management of chronic pain, integrative medicine, recent changes in the focus of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, and much more. Access the complete contents online along with 1000 self-assessment questions at www.expertconsult.com. Gain a clear visual understanding of important concepts thanks to 1400 detailed illustrations—1000 in full color. Find and apply the information you need easily with each chapter carefully edited by Dr. Braddom and his associates for consistency, succinctness, and readability. Access the fully searchable text online at Expert Consult, as well as 1000 self-assessment questions. Master axial and peripheral joint injections through in-depth coverage of the indications for and limitations of these therapies. Make optimal use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment. Get a broader perspective on your field from a new chapter on PM&R in the international community.

Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms

Author: Thomas Souza

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763752827

Category: Medical

Page: 1138

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The Fourth Edition of this best-selling reference is a compendium of evidence-based approaches to the most common presenting complaints. Covering both musculoskeletal and visceral complaints, this text is intended to direct the chiropractor toward an appropriate plan of approach in both diagnostic evaluation and care. Highlighting these approaches are flowcharts (algorithms), relevant historical questioning, and summaries of common conditions related to the presenting complaint.

Low Back Pain, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice - E-Book

Author: Eron G. Manusov

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747580

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Low back pain is one of the most common problems and leading causes of disability. This issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice focuses on the burden of low back pain from diagnosis to treatment options and prevention with topics that include: surgical intervention, disability and low back pain: evaluation and determination, complementary and alternative medicine treatments, and interventional and non-interventional treatment of low back pain.

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques E-Book

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050954

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which contains film sequences of the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond. Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction Explains the origin of soft tissue distress Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes Describes both European and North American versions of NMT Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT Website - www.chaitowonline.com - containing updated video clips demonstrating the application of NMT

The Concise Book of Trigger Points, Third Edition

Author: Simeon Niel-Asher

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583948503

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. Understanding and treating these points can lead to rapid and lasting pain relief. Trigger point therapy is a powerful tool in the management of both acute and chronic pain, including such common problems as headaches, TMJ syndrome, and back pain. The Concise Book of Trigger Points has set the gold standard for providing a clear understanding of the treatment of trigger points. Designed for the student and practitioner of massage/bodywork, physical therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports therapy, and any other health-related field, it functions both as an entry-level textbook and an authoritative reference for even the most experienced therapist. This updated third edition includes new self-help and practitioner treatment guidelines for each muscle discussed, covering cutting-edge trigger point theory and practice. The opening chapters describe the basics of trigger points and include detailed therapeutic protocols. Chapters seven through twelve are organized by muscle groups, with detailed color illustrations of each major skeletal muscle. In addition, respected osteopath Simeon Niel-Asher discusses the physiological implications of the trigger points in each muscle—and techniques for treatment—and addresses the most common pain complaints, including headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and TMJ syndrome. This is a must-have manual for students, professional hands-on therapists, and those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of trigger point therapy. “This book wonderfully describes the syndromes of myofascial pain that affect the skeletal muscles. The text is clear, with detailed information about the presentation of syndromes in each body region, and the illustrations show the referred pain patterns clearly. Individuals suffering from myofascial pain will find it useful in understanding and managing their symptoms.” --Dr. Bob Gerwin, MD, FAAN Medical Director and President, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland “Simeon Niel-Asher has improved on an already wonderfully descriptive book on myofacial pain, trigger points, and syndromes. The text is clear, the diagrams excellent and the overall result is an excellent resource.” --Dr. Simon Vulfsons, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pain Management Director, the Institute for Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel “This book is a must-have for manual therapists serious about their craft, as well as for serious self-treaters who want to take their level of understanding and treatment independence to a higher level. The book is extremely well organized, well written, and concise. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate.” --Jonathan Reynolds, Director, TOLA systems.

Say Goodbye to Back Pain

A Successful Alternative for the Treatment of Back Pain

Author: Richard Stuckey

Publisher: Hill of Content Publishing Company Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780855722487

Category: Backache

Page: 86

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An informative book for back pain sufferers. The author is a doctor who is renowned for his 'Nesfield's Treatment'. Covers the history of this treatment, looks at case studies and details effective follow-up. Photographs demonstrating the technique are included. The author has presented papers on this technique in America, Europe and Australia.

Management of Neck Pain, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics - E-Book

Author: Allen Sinclari Chen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712191

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Anatomy and Pain Generators of the Neck, Physical Examination and Assessment of Neck Pain, Differentiating Between Neck and Shoulder Pain, Radiology of the Neck: A review of Xxray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and other Imaging Modalities, Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Neck Pain, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Facet-Mediated Pain, Neck Pain in the Athlete, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Current Diagnostics, Treatments, and Controversies, Neck Pain from a Rheumatologic Perspective, Conservative Treatment for Neck Pain: Medications, Physical Therapy, and Exercise, Complementary and Alternative Treatment for Neck Pain: Acupuncture, Massage, TENS, Yoga, Chiropractic Care, Interventional Treatments for Neck Pain: Epidural Steroid Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pulsed Radiofrequency, and Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neck Pain From a Spine Surgeon's Perspective.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Back Pain

The 6-Step Program for Lasting Relief

Author: Debra K. Weiner,Deborah Mitchell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446195065

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain, but what most don't realize is that their ailment is often caused by a combination of factors. According to Dr. Debra K. Weiner, identifying the disorders that contribute to chronic back pain is a critical part of the treatment process. To achieve lasting relief, a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach is needed--no single pill or therapeutic procedure will solve the problem. In this authoritative guide, Dr. Weiner has distilled 20 years of research and clinical practice into an integrative six-step program. Readers will learn: how to identify the causes of their back pain and determine which treatments are most useful; how to distinguish their problem from potential misdiagnosis; traditional and alternative physical therapies and exercises; proven mind/body approaches; a guide to common medications and injections; pros and cons of different surgeries and invasive procedures; and much more.

Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice E-Book

Author: Ted A. Lennard,David G Vivian,Stevan DOW Walkowski,Aneesh K. Singla

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437737749

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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In the 3rd Edition of Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Dr. Ted Lennard helps you offer the most effective care to your patients by taking you through the various approaches to pain relief used in physiatry today. In this completely updated, procedure-focused volume, you’ll find nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques supplemented by a comprehensive online video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com. You’ll also find extensive coverage of injection options for every joint, plus discussions of non-injection-based pain relief options such as neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. Offer your patients today’s most advanced pain relief with nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques, masterfully presented by respected physiatrist Ted Lennard, MD. Make informed treatment decisions and provide effective relief with comprehensive discussions of all of the injection options for every joint. Apply the latest non-injection-based treatments for pain relief including neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. See how to get the best results with a comprehensive video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com, and access the complete text and images online.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD,Steven V. Pacia, MD,Steven C. Shachter, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559086

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.

Manipulative Therapy

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Author: Karel Lewit

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204282X

Category: Medical

Page: 450

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Manipulative Therapy provides a systematic overview of chain reactions which are the basis of a rational holistic approach. These reactions are closely related to the upright human posture and to the "deep stabilisation system" as shown in the work of Richardson et al in Therapeutic Exercise for Spinal Stabilisation in Low Back Pain. This approach has meant a considerable advance in the therapy and rehabilitation of patients. It gives a balanced picture of the importance of musles, joints and soft tissues, under the control of the nervous system, the textbook aims to treat disturbance of function, the most common cause of pain in the motor system, in the most effective way. Locomotor system dysfunctions are shown to be treated very effectively using manual medicine techniques. Spinal column and joint mobility can be restored, and pain triggered by the autonomic nervous system can be positively influenced. This is a comprehensive source of information relating to pathogenesis, diagnosis, indications and treatment methods, incorporating the latest research findings. Radiological diagnosis is is shown as laying the foundation for successful diagnosis and treatment with manual medicine techniques. Typical conditions associated with pain in the locomotor system is presented and described in functional terms for the first time. The book concludes with chapters covering preventative aspects and expert assessment. Manipulative Therapy: Musculoskeletal Medicine is the follow on from: Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System, published by Butterworth Heinemann, 1985.

Kopfschmerzen Im Becken

Author: David Wise,Rodney Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983308225

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 626

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"Kopfschmerzen im Becken" ist ein Licht in der Dunkelheit der Menschen, die an chronischen Beckenschmerzen leiden. Dieses Buch ist ein wertvolles Dokument, das vielen Menschen helfen wird. Es gibt Zeiten, in denen in der Betrachtung einer Krankheit eine Veranderung geschieht, die den Verlauf und die Effizienz in deren Behandlung von Grund auf verandert. Das Wise Anderson Verfahren ist eine solche Veranderung fur die Behandlung von Beckenschmerzen. Kopfschmerzen im Becken' ist sowohl fur Patienten, als auch fur Arzte, die diese hinderlichen Funktionsstorungen heilen mochten, ein Wendepunkt in der medizinischen Behandlung von Beckenschmerzen.""