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Key concepts when managing trigger points

This post is a summary of key concepts relative to all trigger points. It is a brief collection of information that supports the formulation of successful treatment plans. Extensive research has defined the characteristics of each specific trigger point, including the area of sensation and impaired activity. This information is essential in connecting the patient’s …

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Why are the unfamiliar activities painful?

It’s a great question. I often state its counter part, “Other people do that and don’t have pain. Let’s work so that you can do that without pain, too.” Let’s briefly look at few things about trigger points that will answer this question: what they do, their levels of activity, what makes them more active, how …

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Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

People complain about pain in the upper neck that makes them irritable. As they continue, they often describe that sensation that extends down toward the shoulder as tension instead of pain. At the same time, they describe things that aggravate it but seldom can describe the incident that created the injury. Other trigger points produce pain …

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