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Pain in the Torso and Arm: Signs, Pain Patterns, Self-care, Therapy Notes…

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer into the torso and arm. Remember that people often feel a portion of the trigger point referral patter, not all of it. Sometimes, it is not just the dark red areas. You can read more about that in this post. Also, some people don’t …

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Sleeping and Trigger Points: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

This is a collection of posts about Pain patterns related to sleep. In these posts, you can find information on: trigger point patterns resulting in pain that may wake you sleeping patterns that activate trigger points which then bother you when you’re awake patterns that make it hard to get out of bed self-care for …

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

Trigger Points and Anomalies Make This More Complicated The thoracic outlet structures are complex. To make it more complicated, muscles like scalenes, pec minor, and levator scapula have statistically significant variations. Scalenes are quite variable in size, attachments, and, even, number of muscles. The pectoralis minor is variable in its attachment on ribs. Levator scapula …

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Forward Head Posture: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

Forward-Head Posture (FHP) is a syndrome. That means that it is a collection of symptoms that lead to more specific diagnoses. FHP, defined simply, is when, in your resting posture, your head stays positioned in front of your shoulders. How far in front? Many definitions say that it occurs when the external auditory meatus (ear canal) is …

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Trigger Point Patterns – Headaches – Cervicogenic

Cervicogenic Headaches are headaches that originate from the neck. People often say that they have a headache that really seems to be a neckache that goes into the head. Also, people have headaches and neck tension that they do not associate with each other. Many sites and texts do not reference the trigger point patterns …

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Stiff Neck: Pain Patterns and Self-Care

These posts are all related to your painful, stiff neck. Most people refer to the limited, painful rotation when they speak of a stiff neck. However, a small majority of people refer to difficulty in lateral movement (leaning from side to side). The majority of rotation (about 70%) happens in the joint between the first …

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