Tag: referral patterns

Trigger Points – Back is out but it hurts in the front

Client Description People complain of a stiff and/or painful back but it is most painful near the fold of the hip in the front. They move stiffly and tend to have other back problems. The low backContinue reading

Trigger Points – Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description These people complain of stiffness on rising from a chair or getting out of the car. The longer that they sit, the stiffer that they get. They are often stiff in the morning, whenContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain Up and Down the low back

Client Description People with this pain run their hand up and down along one side of their low back and say that it hurts there. They often say that it hurts when they get up fromContinue reading

Trigger Points – Superficial strip of shoulder pain when reaching up

Client Description   People gesture up and down the front of the shoulder and complain of “biceps tendon pain.” When I ask if there is a motion that creates the pain, they lift their arm inContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain when pitching or reaching behind your body

Client Description People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder, back of the upper arm, forearm, and hand. The primary complaint is in the shoulder, especially when reaching behind the back to fasten aContinue reading

Trigger Points – Tender, Sensitive Breasts

Client Description Women complain of fibrocystic nodules in the breast tissue and tenderness. Men and women both complain of a hypersensitive nipple. The illustration shows a solid area, but the reports are about sensitivity or nodulesContinue reading

Trigger Points – Vague pain in the back of the shoulder and arm

Client Description People usually complain of vague pain in the back of the shoulder and arm. This pain often occurs in passive postures where they are using the long head of the triceps o stabilize theContinue reading

Yoga, “that good stretch feeling,” and trigger points

Stretching can be a useful daily ritual of relief. It changes a stiff body into something that has less pain and stiffness. I give it to my clients to manage their daily pain, and itContinue reading

Trigger Points – Mid-back pain that extends up and around

Client’s Description   People complain of stiffness, tightness and pain in their back as they reach around to touch their lower ribs. They often complain of how it extends up to the outside of the shoulderContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain in front of shoulder when reaching out to the side

Client’s Description People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder when reaching to the side while their arm is at shoulder level. It is easy to adapt movement to avoid this unless there isContinue reading