What Are Trigger Points?
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(once there, scroll to the video, "Trigger Points Explained")
Believe it or not, shoulder and arm pain can be triggered by the condition of muscles in the neck, hand pain by a muscle under the shoulder blade, low back pain by abdominal muscles, headaches by neck and back muscles, and so forth. That's why rubbing the sore spot may feel good at the moment, but only helps temporarily.
In contrast, trigger point therapy maps pain to its source, and involves finding and releasing small knots, known as trigger points, in specific muscles not necessarily at the site of pain. This simple treatment has been known to succeed where pills, shots and surgeries have failed. Check out our links page for other good information.