A trigger point is a tight area or knot within a muscle. This may feel small (like a bean) or large (like a ping pong ball). A trigger point maintains a contraction and causes the muscle to tighten. trigger points can also be found in soft tissue, scar tissue, ligaments, or tendons and causes a dull ache. Trigger points can produce back, neck, or jaw pain and can commonly be misdiagnosed as arthritis or tendonitis, bursitis, or tennis elbow.
Trigger Point Symptoms
There are a wide array of symptoms, here are just a few:
- Chronic Pain
- Numbness/ Tingling
Trigger Point Treatment
Natural/ Non-surgical trigger point Treatment
In order to relieve trigger points, we address the problem holistically and naturally, without medication. We use the following approaches to relieve trigger point symptoms:
- ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease flexibility and add more pressure on the trigger point area.
- Special exercise program to decrease pressure on the muscles, nerve and joints, strengthen the muscles, stabilize the muscle and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
- Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
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