Trigger Point: if you're an active person, have worked out before, spent a day in the yard, or sat a desk for too long, chances are that you've probably felt this thing called a trigger point. Trigger points are about as normal to life as a cell phone, breakfast, and breathing. It's a natural physiological response to movement and stresses. If you've had "trigger point" or a tight and tender area in your muscle, you've also probably wondered how you could get rid of these nagging little things. Lucky for you, the purpose of this article is to do just that!
Several interventions have been proposed for the treatment of "myofascial trigger points." Trigger points don't just hurt (some do), but they have also been shown to contribute to motor impairments such as altered muscle activation patterns and accelerated muscle fatiguability. One of the interventions used by Doctors of Physical Therapy to seek and destroy these pain points is the use of dry needling. We'll get to...
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Chances are that if you are reading this, you're dealing with some type of low back pain, have dealt with lower back pain, or know a loved one with lower back pain.
After all, it does have a lifetime prevalence of 60-70%, meaning that 60-70% of people in the world will have back pain at least one time in their life. That is a staggering number.
Our mission is to help as many of those people who are suffering from back pain and "just living with back pain", to get out of that pain for good!
So, whether you've spent all weekend on the couch because you hurt your back a couple of days ago, you're consistently struggling with pain or stiffness on the golf course, or you just deal with pain intermittently, we're going to share 6 back pain tips that may just be all the difference in the world.
1. Not All Back Pain Is The Same
When you're dealing with back pain, it can be easy to just simply think of it as "lower back pain" or "chronic back...