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How to safely Treat Neck Pain and Stiffness

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      Dr Jonathan Kuttner explains the potential dangers of manipulative adjustments and how neck pain and stiffness can typically be addressed with other massage and manual therapy techniques.   NAT Online Certification Course - Treating Chronic Neck Pain - for Massage and Manual Therapists       Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More articles about Neck Pain and Stiffness NAT 5 Step Shoulder Technique Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Trigger Point Workbooks            

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Treating Common Sports Injuries - Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles

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  Hip Adductor Muscles     Hip Adductors - Trigger Point Anatomy     Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles - The pain is similar to a groin strain but onset is gradual and chronic in nature Inflammation in the adductor muscle tendons or tendon sheaths due to overuse can cause pain in the groin area. Sprinting, football, soccer, hurdling and horse riding can all cause overuse in these muscles. Unresolved injuries such as groin strain can also lead to tendinitis. The adductor muscles include the pectineus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, gracilis and adductor magnus and the tendons of any of...

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Treating Tension Headaches - Trigger Point Therapy

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  Tension Headaches and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    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 or more. They often have a characteristic tight-band or vice like pain with a ‘dull...

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Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

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    Lower back pain is often associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is often 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 may be associated with 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 “classic” trigger points when dealing with Lower back Pain (LBP). For example - the erector...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Stretches for the Quads

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        Trigger points in the quadricep muscles are commonly the cause of hip, thigh and knee pain  The quadriceps is a large group of muscles, the most massive of the leg, located in the anterior (front) of the thigh. They originate from above the hip joint and extend to below the knee. The primary action of the quadriceps is to extend the knee joint, but in conjunction with a number of other muscles in the front of the hip, they are also associated with hip flexion. Rectus femoris is part of the quadriceps femoris, which also includes the...

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