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Self Care – Multifidi and Quadratus Lumborum

Activities to avoid: Avoid the teetering exercises listed in the post on this trigger point. This includes things like vacuuming, sweeping, raking, working on a low counter, or doing dishes. Also, avoid exercises where you bend forward like moving boxes or picking up grandkids. Cycling usually aggravates the low back as well. Avoid the activities …

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Self Care – Cough less and cough with less pain

When you stop coughing, continue to practice social distancing. Act responsibly in protecting the health of yourself and others. Practically speaking, you can stimulate the skin in a waythat reduces the frequency and pain of coughing. This is based on a neurological principle discovered by English surgeon John Hilton. Loosely stated, hot, cold and pain …

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Self Care – Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Avoid sleeping in awkward positions or, especially under a draft. Chill aggravates this condition more than the awkward position. Set up a better work environment for your neckat your home or office desk. This post discusses how to choose a seated posture that supports you to have less pain and and soreness. Place one of …

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Therapist Notes – Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Review the anatomy. Multifidi vary greatly in their pain patterns. Multifidi of the upper spine and lower spine produce patterns above and below the trigger points where patterns through the middle of the spine create sharp patterns around the vertebrae. Mobilize the upper cervical vertebrae. Multifidi trigger points are strongly governed by vertebral mobility. Even …

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Trigger Points – Stiff Low Back with Pain in the Lower Hip

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscle involved. If you have a stiff low back, you should compare these posts. Client Description These people complain of stiffness at the base of the spine …

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Trigger Points – Fragile Low Back with SI Joint Pain

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscle involved. If you have a stiff low back, you should compare these posts. These people complain of sharp pain in the low back that feels like it …

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Trigger Points – Pain Along One Side of the Sacrum

Client Description These people complain of pain up and down their sacrum on one side. When I ask where it hurts, they straighten their fingers and place their index and thumb along their sacrum, slightly to one side. They complain of pain when bending forward. It may be dull or sharp, depending on how long they have …

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Rotatores and Multifidi – Functional Anatomy

Multifidi and Rotatores Multifidi and rotatores form a thick band of muscle that fills the lamina groove. They connect the transverse process of a vertebra to the vertebrae above it. The shortest strand is the deepest. As the strands lengthen to span more vertebrae, they become more superficial. Rotatores: Rotatores are the deepest muscles in the lamina groove. …

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