Breaking The Pain Cycle : TRIGGER POINT SYNDROMES
THE LOCATING OF TRIGGER POINTS IN MUSCLES
At one time or another, everyone has had aches and pains that come and sometimes do not go away. They may be caused by the flu, over using a muscle, or from chronic poor posture. You may even wake up sometimes in the morning feeling stiff and sore wondering if you slept wrong or awkward during the night. There's nothing unusual about these examples of pain. But when the pain, stiffness and aching become constant, it's time to go to Dr. Elihu Rosen to find the cause of the problem.
It may be the only complaint or may be associated with a number of problems (eg, spinal subluxation, unequal leg lengths, disuse, chronic strains, poor posture, improper walking, connective tissue diseases and arthritis).
WHAT A TRIGGER POINT IS:
For many years Dr. Rosen has found taut and ropey muscle fibers with localized exquisite sensitive areas within a muscle. These are called trigger points, small deep, hypersensitive areas in myofascial (muscle tissues) structures from which high intensity impluses bombard the spinal cord and give rise to deep aching referred pain.
Trigger points are areas of stress induced inflammatory adhesions which result in a binding of cobweb adhesions to sensory nerve endings to produce sharp zones of localized or deep referred pain. These trigger points are "weak" points within myofascial tissue that are particularly sensitive to stress-induced changes.
Once the pain reference pattern of a trigger point is known, it can be used to locate the muscle that is the source of the pain. Reactions are usually exhibited in local and general muscle tone, possibly a fine tremor or hypoesthesia (decreased sensations).
CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TRIGGER POINTS:
Many cases of headaches, torticollis, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, chest pains, low back, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain can be traced to trigger-point mechanisms. Such conditions are frequently misdiagnosed as fibrositis, myalgia, nonarticular rheumatism, and sometimes as a muscle strain or chronic joint sprain. This is especially true when symptoms persist long after precipitating events or trauma. Traumatically induced tears in the muscle fibers result in shortened and tense fibers within the involved muscle bundles. The result is local tenderness, deep referred pain, and decreased blood flow within the involved muscle area.
Trigger point syndromes often appear to be related to a lack of appropriate exercise. Other times they are related to overuse and chronic fatique syndromes. Trigger points are ptimarily found in the "stress sites" of the myofascial planes of the neck, shoulder girdle, back and pelvis. Trigger point areas in myofascial structures can maintain pain cycles indefinitely!
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