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

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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.

The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

Author: Joseph E. Muscolino

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323051715

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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This new work by a renowned massage author takes a close look at palpation of muscle and bone, and includes content related topics including trigger points with their pain referral patterns, stretching, and body mechanics. The DVD features video demonstrations of palpation of all muscles. Illustrations.

Myofascial Trigger Points

Pathophysiology and Evidence-Informed Diagnosis and Management

Author: Jan Dommerholt,Peter Huijbregts

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763779740

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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This book examines a special topic, JMMT. Emphasis is on the etiology of trigger points with a critical overview of current concepts. The contributing authors are the most respected myofascial pain research and practice experts. The authors address the etiology of trigger points, the epidemiology of myofascial pain, clinical management of patients, specific treatment issues, and the role of trigger points in various pain syndromes.

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 Points and Muscle Chains in Osteopathy

Author: Philipp Richter,Eric U. Hebgen

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604060964

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Effective trigger point therapy This unique guide takes an in-depth look at trigger point therapy. Split into two sections, it combines detailed theory with practical techniques. You will find comprehensive information on a broad spectrum of topics such as myofascial chains, the craniosacral model, and the classification, diagnosis, and therapy of trigger points. Highlights: Different models of muscle chains Detailed explanations of trigger points and their treatment Over 260 instructive illustrations and high-quality photographs Featuring input from various different specialties, this outstanding book is an essential tool for osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors using trigger point therapy, and all others working in pain therapy. A clear layout and detailed anatomical drawings allow you to quickly improve your therapeutic skills. The result: accurate and effective pain therapy!

Trigger Points (Speedy Study Guides)

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1633836118

Category: Medical

Page: 4

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You might also call a trigger point a knot in your muscle. They're usually found in skelatal muscle. When pressed, a trigger point can cause sharp pain at its location along with pain in related areas of the body. Trigger points can be caused by strain, stress, trauma and even smoking. They are usually located and diagnosed by complaints of pain and manual palpation. A chart of common trigger points would assist the patient in understanding muscle systems and referred pain.

Trigger Points (Advanced) Speedy Study Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1634286588

Category: Science

Page: 5

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Trigger points can be described as small and hard knots that can appear on the muscle tissue and cause pain. A pamphlet about trigger points can help to build awareness about why these occur,and how they can be prevented. It is predicted that most people will experience a trigger point in their lives, and this type of pamphlet can help others to understand where the source of their pain originates, and the next steps to take to remedy this type of pain.

Myofascial Trigger Points - E-Book

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment

Author: Dominik Irnich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052876

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Pain and limited function of the locomotor system are the most common reasons for visiting a doctor or therapist. Muscles play a key part in these presentations as a result of their function and anatomy with current research suggesting that muscle imbalance, muscle tension and painful functional disorders are at the forefront when it comes to acute or chronic symptoms. The clinical correlate with all such symptoms is the myofascial trigger point. Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment examines all aspects of muscle physiology and the pathogenesis of myofascial pain. The book provides valuable advice on diagnosis and differential diagnosis and contains detailed, practice-oriented information and numerous illustrations of the various therapeutic procedures for the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Prepared by experts from throughout the world, Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment will be ideal for all manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths. Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine

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.

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.

Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain

A Scientific Approach to Acupuncture for Use by Doctors and Physiotherapists in the Diagnosis and Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain

Author: Peter Baldry

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 367

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This new edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. Building on a thorough review of the scientific evidence available, the provides a detailed and practical account of the many different forms of musculoskeletal pain and the specific ways in which acupuncture can be applied effectively to trigger points to alleviate this pain. Case studies are included to aid diagnosis and choice of treatment. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and detailed information on trigger points, musculoskeletal pain, and the physiology of pain provide the most authoritative assessments available on this topic. Practical, step-by-step treatment guidelines help readers apply key concepts to actual practice. Clear illustrations demonstrate important techniques and areas of pain and needling. Expanded coverage of fibromyalgia and the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points includes common symptoms and treatments. More information on new treatment options for the common problem of whiplash injuries. Expanded chapter on fibromyalgia Expanded chapter on the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points Revised and updated throughout to include all relevant clinical trial information More information on whiplash injuries New chapter on complex regional pain syndromes

Skeletal Muscle Damage and Repair

Author: Peter M. Tiidus

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736058674

Category: Medical

Page: 337

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Attempts to cover a wide range of both basic research and applied clinical topics related to skeletal muscle damage and repair mechanisms and their application. This book examines muscle damage and repair mechanisms and issues in specific populations including older adults and special populations.

Triggerpunkte und Muskelfunktionsketten

in der Osteopathie und Manuellen Therapie

Author: Philipp Richter,Eric Hebgen

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 383047928X

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Schmerzpatienten effektiv helfen! Diagnose und Therapie myofaszialer Triggerpunkte sowie verschiedene Erklärungsmodelle der Muskelfunktionsketten für die tägliche Praxis. In diesem Buch finden Sie relevante Informationen über Muskulatur, Muskelketten und Triggerpunkte, die Sie für den Praxisalltag benötigen. Erklärungen zur Entstehung von Schmerzen am Bewegungsapparat erleichtern Ihnen die Diagnose. Die Behandlungsmethoden der myofaszialen Strukturen werden durch Dehnungsübungen ergänzt. Anatomische Zeichnungen und zahlreiche Fotos helfen Ihnen bei der Lokalisation der Triggerpunkte und ihrer zugehörigen Schmerzareale. Neu in der 3. Auflage: Beschreibung der Entstehung myofaszialer Schmerzen durch falsche Körperhaltung sowie Dehnungsübungen zu ihrer Linderung. Ein äußerst gelungenes Werk, eine gute Mischung aus Hintergrundinformationen und praxisrelevanten Themen, welche nicht nur osteopathisch interessierte Leser begeistern wird. (physiopraxis)

Color Atlas of Acupuncture

Body Points - Ear Points - Trigger Points

Author: Hans-Ulrich Hecker,Angelika Steveling

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3131493712

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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A flexi textbook that contains information on all the major body and ear acupuncture points, as well as an extensive coverage of trigger points. The text is augmented by 126 illustrations pertaining to body acupuncture, 48 illustrations on ear acupuncture, and 114 illustrations on trigger points. The description of each point includes: exact location depth of needling indication function in TCM The different schools of ear acupuncture (e.g., Chinese vs. Nogier), often a source of confusion for many practitioners, are presented side-by-side.While the terminology of the points follows Chinese standards for acupuncture, the body parts are named following up-to-date anatomical nomenclature, and the description of trigger points also mentions the respective muscle and pain projection zones.Illustrations include color photographs and clear full-color drawings.

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

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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.

Pathophysiology of Pain Perception

Author: Stefan Lautenbacher,Roger B. Fillingim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306481154

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Under certain pathological conditions, the pain processing system, which includes both physiological and psychological components, can produce the experience of pain in the absence of any peripheral noxious event. Considerable evidence now indicates that alterations in pain perception are characteristic of many clinical pain states. Pathophysiology of Pain Perception primarily examines these pathological alterations in the pain-signaling system, with contributions from leading researchers in the field focusing on the functioning of the pain processing system under normal and pathological conditions. The understanding of pain perception is essential for optimal diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain. This book covers the basics of pain perception (peripheral and central neurotransmission, methods of assessment), various pathological (chronic pain conditions, neurological and psychiatric diseases, cardiovascular disease), and non-pathological alterations of pain perception (pregnancy, labor) as well as the treatments aiming at influencing pain perception such as pharmacological, physical and psychological treatments.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation E-Book

Dry Needling Techniques

Author: Yun-tao Ma

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455701009

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries. Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice. "Finally, a well-referenced, common sense approach to dry needling in sports medicine that discusses maintenance, overtraining, and the effect of the stress response in athletes. This is a long-awaited book that will leave you feeling comfortable with a technique that is very useful not only for athletes, but for all patients of your practice." Rey Ximenes, MD The Pain and Stress Management Center Austin, Texas "For any clinician involved with assisting athletes recover from injury, as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensable. This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain." Mark A. Kestner, DC, FIAMA, CCSP, CSCS Kestner Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee Unique! Explores acupuncture treatments for sports injuries in the acute phase, rehabilitation, and prevention. Includes acupuncture for performance enhancement and injury prevention, emphasizing pre-event acupuncture used to help increase muscle output, assist with pre-competition stress, and prevent soft tissue injury. Provides evidence-based research to show the science behind the best and most effective techniques, based on the author’s background in neuroscience and cell biology and his 35 years of clinical acupuncture experience. Offers an overview of the science of biomedical acupuncture including the mechanisms of acupuncture, anatomy and physiology of acupoints, and discussion of human healing potential. Uses terminology and concepts familiar to Western-trained health professionals, making the material easier to understand and incorporate into practice. Includes more than 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Covers useful techniques including those that increase muscle force output, joint flexibility and stability; prevent sports injuries like muscle sprain, tendonitis, bone strain, stress/fatigue fracture and bone spurs; reinforce muscle output for specific sports; normalize physiology of dysfunctional soft tissues; predict treatment response; reduce physiological stress; use the new Vacuum Therapy for deep tissue dysfunctions; and balance the biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.