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Treating Tension Type Headaches and Migraines

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    Treating SCM Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Point Treatment for Headaches   Ischemic Compression Technique   Studies have shown the importance of the relationship between trigger points and headaches According to many neurologists, the most common form of headache seen in the clinic is "chronic daily headache associated with muscle tension" (chronic TTH) with periodic migrainous features. This type of headache is often included in the category of migraine or transformed migraine, but is characterized by a background of daily headache with tender, tight muscle bands in the head, neck, and shoulder muscles (trigger points),...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD or/ TMJD)

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    TMJ Disorders - Anatomy Overview     It is estimated that 20–30% of the adult population will have TMJ problems at some point in their life TMJD disorder is sometimes called the ‘Great Impostor’ because of the multiplicity of symptoms. Pain, stiffness, clicking, clunking or popping sounds, and aching in the jaw muscles characterize this debilitating problem. Classically the headache is strongly felt in the region of the ear. Types of TMJD's Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD's) are problems affecting the joint between the lower jaw and base of the skull. There are two temporomandibular joints (TMJ's), one each side of the jaw, that allow...

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Massage Therapy for Sciatica?

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  As lower body tension can be rooted in tension in the feet it is important to work the feet prior to working deep into the legs. We start by working on the toes, aiming to release any tension held here as this may be holding or anchoring tension further up the foot. It may seem strange to start working on the foot but you will need to put this groundwork in to get the best results.    What is Sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and sciatica is an umbrella term given to any...

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Treating Shoulder Pain - Deltoid Muscles

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 Treating Trigger Points in the Deltoid Muscles   Deltoid pain is most often mistaken for bursitis or rotator cuff injury The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency. Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points. The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy, taping and medical exercise. Symptoms and Diagnosis Pain is felt as a dull ache for the most part, with increased...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Pectineus

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   Treating Trigger Points - Hip Adductors / Pectineus   Pectineus trigger points are a common cause of groin pain, and often overlooked The pectineus is sandwiched between the psoas major and the adductor longus. Pain from trigger points in this muscle is typically felt deeply in the groin as a sharp pain within the femoral triangle. As with the adductor muscle group, the pain is also sometimes felt in the joint itself.   Pectineus Trigger Points - Typically refer a sharp pain felt deeply in the groin   Origin Pecten of pubis, between iliopubic (iliopectineal) eminence and pubic tubercle....

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