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Trigger Point Therapy - Five Awesome Exercises for the Lower Back

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  Mike McGurn Demonstrates "The Plank"     Lower back pain is often associated with trigger points in the Erector Spinae, Rectus Abdominis, Iliopsoas, Quadratus Lumborum, and the Gluteus medius muscles   Here are five great exercises that may help you avoid lower back pain, and obtain some relief from trigger points.  1. The Plank Technique: The basic plank exercise, also called a hover, is the starting place if you want to improve your core strength and stability. Here’s how to do it right. • Begin in the plank position with your forearms and toes on the floor • Keep your torso straight and...

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Low Back Pain - Erector Spinae Muscles

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   Taping for Low Back Pain - Erector Spinae Trigger Points   Online Course - See Details   Erector Spinae Muscles Iliocostalis. Iliocostalis cervicis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Longissimus. Longissimus capitis. Longissimus cervicis. Longissimus thoracis. Spinalis. Spinalis capitis. Spinalis cervicis. Spinalis thoracis. The erector spinae, also called the sacrospinalis, comprise three sets of muscles organized in parallel columns. From lateral to medial, they are: iliocostalis, longissimus, and spinalis.   Erector Spinae Trigger Points   Origin Slips of muscle arising from the sacrum. Iliac crest. Spinous and transverse processes of vertebrae. Ribs. Insertion Ribs. Transverse and spinous processes of vertebrae. Occipital...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating The Hamstrings

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  Treating Hamstring Tightness and Trigger Points     The hamstrings are amongst the most overworked muscles in the body There's a common myth that hamstring injuries are the domain of athletes and don't generally affect the rest of us. The reality is that even standing upright requires continuous performance from these muscles, making them prone to develop active trigger points. This in turn may often lead to many other painful disorders, including lower-back, hip, thigh, and knee pain. Muscle Imbalance  When one muscle group is much stronger than its opposing muscle group, the imbalance can lead to the development of trigger points,...

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Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

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  Treating QL Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Most cases of lower back pain are associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is usually attributed to “structural” factors such as pinched nerves,herniated disks, and arthritic degeneration.  In reality, these kinds of problems are often just minor factors in back pain. In fact, most acute and chronic back pain is probably caused by trigger points. The body tends to shut down around pain to avoid further noxious stimuli. Part of the way it does this is by using trigger points. Depending on how long the symptoms have persisted, we see certain...

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Common Painful Conditions that can be addressed with Trigger Point Therapy

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   How Often To Treat Trigger Points?   What are the most common chronic pain syndromes that respond well to trigger point therapy? Trigger points are associated with most painful conditions. In some cases, trigger points can be addressed to relieve symptoms of pain and restricted movement, and in other cases there are trigger point treatment protocols that can address the root cause and provide total relief. Below we've listed 7 of the most common painful conditions which can often be treated effectively with well established trigger point treatment protocols. Each of these conditions is known to be extremely painful and...

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