Category Archives: Trigger points

Trigger points in head and neck-shoulder muscles

J Headache Pain. 2011 Feb;12(1):35-43. Epub 2011 Feb 27. Referred pain from myofascial trigger points in head and neck-shoulder muscles reproduces head pain features in children with chronic tension type headache. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Fernández-Mayoralas DM, Ortega-Santiago R, Ambite-Quesada S, Palacios-Ceña … Continue reading

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Trigger points and shoulder injury

Researchers of the University of Granada, Spain, conducted a research on chronic impingement syndrome. The study revealed that excessive activation of specific neck and shoulder muscles during daily life or while playing sports –as swimming– is the cause of a … Continue reading

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Capsaicin-Induced Central Sensitization Evokes Segmental Increases in Trigger Point Sensitivity in Humans

Capsaicin-Induced Central Sensitization Evokes Segmental Increases in Trigger Point Sensitivity in Humans Srbely, J.Z., Dickey, J.P., Bent, L.R., Lee, D., Lowerison, M. 2010 Journal of Pain 11 (7), pp. 636-643 0 This study investigated whether inducing central sensitization evokes segmental … Continue reading

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David G. Simons (1922 – 2010)

David G. Simons (1922 – 2010) the authority to the study of myofascial pain, and the co-author of the famous Red Book :The Trigger Point Manual, the first definitive textbook on the diagnosis and management of trigger point, passed away … Continue reading

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Myofascial Referred-Pain Data Provide Physiologic Evidence of Acupuncture Meridians

Myofascial Referred-Pain Data Provide Physiologic Evidence of Acupuncture Meridians Dorsher, P.T. 2009 Journal of Pain 10 (7), pp. 723-731 Recently published data suggest substantial anatomic, clinical, and physiologic (referred pain to meridian) overlap of myofascial trigger points and acupuncture points, … Continue reading

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A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain

The massage therapist’s guide to treating headaches and neck pain is a practical guide for the massage therapist to assist them in identifying appropriate massage treatment for those experiencing headaches and neck pain. Available from: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/head_chaitow.htm The book describes the … Continue reading

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Central modulation of pain evoked from myofascial trigger point.

OBJECTIVES: Low-intensity low-frequency electrostimulation delivered within a myofascial trigger point (MTP) has been used as intervention to deactivate MTPs. The therapeutic effect has been suggested to be due to peripheral mechanisms. However, nonpainful stimuli are also known to reduce simultaneous … Continue reading

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Excessive yawning induced by stimulation of myofascial trigger point

Excessive yawning induced by stimulation of myofascial trigger point – case report C.-C. Chang and S.-T. Chang Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tri-Service General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan We describe a 44-year-old female … Continue reading

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Occurrence of myofascial pain in patients with possible carpal tunnel syndrome

Occurrence of myofascial pain in patients with possible carpal tunnel syndrome – A single-blinded study Qerama, E., Kasch, H., Fuglsang-Frederiksen, A.     2008     European Journal of Pain Background: There exits some similarity between symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain

Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Tough, E.A., White, A.R., Cummings, T.M., Richards, S.H., Campbell, J.L.     2009     European Journal of Pain 13 (1), … Continue reading

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