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Trigger Point Therapy - Cervical & Thoracic Spondylosis

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Trigger points may have an impact on the development and severity of cervical spondylosis   Trigger Points for Trainers Trigger Points for Therapists   Spondylosis is a medical term for both osteoarthritis of the spine and the general wear and tear that occurs in the joints and bones of the spine as people age The term can be used to describe degeneration in the neck—when this occurs it is referred to as cervical spondylosis. When it occurs in the middle back it is referred to as thoracic spondylosis.  Cervical Spondylosis The most common symptoms of cervical spondylosis are neck pain,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Step Neck Technique

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Treating Occipitalis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique    Trigger Points and Common Neck Pain Trigger point therapy is not a miracle cure but it can sometimes seem that way, especially when we bring relief to long term sufferers of common conditions such as neck pain. This simple 5 step sequential technique (outlined below), can be extremely effective for both short and long term relief.   This standard approach may be effective for chronic tension and neck ache, stress headache, cervical spine pain, and whiplash. Trigger point therapy can be very effective for this region. Thanks to various studies...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Tension Type Headaches (TTH)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Tension Headaches and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Learn More About Trigger Points (Home Study) Treatment Techniques for Headaches Articles About Headaches and Trigger Points  Tension headaches usually affect both sides of the head and last from thirty minutes to several days or more TTH are by far the most common type of chronic headache. People who experience migraines typically also have tension headaches in between their migraines. These are often referred to as transformed headaches. Symptoms of TTH Tension headaches usually affect both sides of the head and last from thirty minutes to several days...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Posterior Cervical Muscles

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Trigger Point Therapy - Torsional Release Technique (Seated)     Posterior Cervical Muscles - Important Trigger Points for Treating Common Head and Neck Pain [Latin longissimus, longest; capitis, of the head; semispinalis, half spinal; cervicis, of the neck] Comprising: longissimus capitis, semispinalis capitis, and semispinalis cervicis. Origin Longissimus capitis: transverse processes of upper five thoracic vertebrae (T1–T5). Articular processes of lower three cervical vertebrae (C5–C7). Semispinalis cervicis: transverse processes of upper ve or six thoracic vertebrae (T1–T6). Semispinalis capitis: transverse processes of lower four cervical and upper six or seven thoracic vertebrae (C4–T7).   Longissimus Capitis - Common Trigger Point...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Shoulder & Neck Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Neck Pain and Trigger Points       Trigger points are common in all the main shoulder and neck muscles In fact just about all of us have latent trigger points, usually as a result of poor posture .... one of those simple things that they used to teach in schools but has long ago vanished. Failure to work on your posture and to take simple steps to promote shoulder and neck health will often (increasingly often) lead to active trigger points, and a whole host of potential musculoskeletal injuries as you get older. So if you spend more than 2-3...

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