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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

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  Trigger Points in the Quadratus Lumborum are a frequent cause of acute lower back pain   Most episodes of LBP are self-limited, however, episodes do tend to become more frequent with age LBP is most commonly due to repeated stress on the lumbar spine over many years (“degeneration”), although an acute injury may cause the initiation of pain. Mechanical back pain may also result from trauma, posture, occupation, or overuse. As a rule morning pain would suggest some type of inflammatory process. If the pain gets worse during activity or as the day goes on, this might indicate a muscular...

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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Psoas

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Treating trigger points in the psoas muscles - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Contrary to some common misconceptions, trigger points in the psoas musclescan be treated safely and effectively with manual therapy Trigger points in these muscles are too frequently overlooked and are often the source of lower back complaints. Whilst the muscles are buried deep, they are often not as difficult to treat for trigger points as many might assume. Whilst special care must be taken when treating the iliopsoas group (iliacus and the psoas), they can generally be treated effectively by a trained therapist. About the Psoas Muscles...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Multifidus / Rotatores

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Treating Trigger Points in Multifidi - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Trigger Points in Multifidi may be the cause of a high percentage of back pain, and may increase the chance of back injuries occurring The multifidus muscles help to take pressure off the vertebral discs so that our body weight can be well distributed along the spine. These muscles are a major contributor to neuromuscular efficiency of the “core.” The superficial muscle group keeps our spine straight while the deep muscle group contributes significantly to the stability of our spine. These two groups of multifidus muscles are recruited during...

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