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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Iliopsoas Group

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   Psoas Trigger Points and Pain Map    This muscle group lies deep in the abdominal cavity, and is too often overlooked Trigger points in the iliopsoas frequently contribute to low back pain cases, and often need to be released to effect a complete and lasting resolution of these cases.     Psoas Trigger Points - Common Sites     Anatomy The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place them with...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the QL

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  Treating the QL - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Visit Online Store   Trigger Points in the QL are known by some as the "masters" of lower back pain! (Latin quadratus, squared; lumbus, loin) Whilst the quadratus lumborum (QL) is a small muscle it plays a vital role in body mechanics enabling us to maintain our upright posture. Trigger points in the QL are almost always associated with acute low back pain complaints, especially those cases where the pain is so severe that the client cannot stand.QL trigger points are also often associated with sciatica-type symptoms and hip pain.   Quadratus Lumborum...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Self Help Tips for Sciatica

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    Overview of Sciatica Anatomy    Sciatica most often occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disk or bone spur The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, beginning at the lower back, and running through the hips and buttocks down to each leg. In most cases, sciatica affects only one side of the body. Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. It is not a medical condition in and of itself.  Sciatica most often occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed...

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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, and...

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Treating Trigger Points for Back Pain - Multifidi

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  Treating Trigger Points in Multifidi - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   These trigger points can be troublesome to locate and treat, but there are some simple tips that can help make it easier Multifidi are deep muscles that act as shock absorbers and tension buffers between the spine and the prime movers of the trunk. Their fibers go from the top of the neck to the posterior sacrum. When these muscles shorten, stiffen, and tighten, the shock-absorbent quality is lessened or lost and the neuromuscular integrity of the spine is affected. The multifidi and rotators both work to stabilize...

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