Trigger point therapy is an alternatively effective therapy, which includes many benefits of detecting and releasing trigger points. Research has pointed out that trigger points are spots that produce pain when compressed, located in the skeletal muscle. In some case, trigger points form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers.
The methods using to treat pain-related conditions, trigger point therapy is sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy. Massage therapy, chiropractic care, and dry needling are some of the techniques can be used to release trigger points.
What Trigger Point Therapy can be used for?
Low back pain
TMJ (temporomandibular joint pain)
Plus, some people apply trigger point therapy as an effective and powerful treatment for osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tinnitus, sciatica, migraines, and sports injuries and much other pain
Trigger Point Therapy and Traditional Acupuncture, which is better?
People are usually confused between Trigger Point Therapy and Traditional Acupuncture.
There is a common form of trigger point therapy is dry needling which is a technique that involves inserting a needle (no medication or injection) into trigger points. Dry needling should not be confused with acupuncture (a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves using needles to stimulate points thought to connect with pathways that carry vital energy (or “chi”) throughout the body)
While there is some overlap between trigger point sites and acupuncture point sites, trigger point therapy is not focused on improving the flow of chi. Furthermore, while acupuncture is used to treat a full range of health problems, trigger point therapy is mainly used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
The research studied in 2005 published in the Cochrane Database has pointed out that dry needling may be beneficial for people with chronic low back pain when used in conjunction with other therapies.
However, since most of the reviewed trials were of poor quality, the review’s authors note that more research is needed on the effectiveness of dry needling in the treatment of low back pain before putting it into official treatment.
Although there is currently no official lack of clinical trials testing the use of trigger point in the treatment support tension headaches, this method still shows the effectiveness to manage tension headaches. Some of the patients share that they gain many positive results of trigger healthcare after apply trigger point technique following the guideline at www.triggerhealthcare.com
Many people with heel pain have received great results after combine trigger point with a healthy diet. A small study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy in 2011 has shown that trigger point therapy may help relieve plantar heel pain.
According to the study, 60 people will be divided into 2 groups.
One group regularly performed stretching exercises, while the other group underwent trigger point therapy (in addition to following the same stretching routine as the first group). After a month, the group who received trigger point therapy showed a greater improvement in physical function and a greater decrease in pain.
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People with trigger point therapy group showed greater improvement in motor function.
How to Use Trigger Point Therapy
If you are facing one of the problems above and would like to experience trigger point therapy, make sure that you will consult your physician for help in finding a qualified practitioner. You can also come to advise from some prestigious places.
Dr. Blaskovich has been practicing at the Whiplash Clinic in the Langley area for over 4 years. Prior to planting his roots in Langley, Dr. Blaskovich worked in Holland for 7 years. He established three clinics in Holland before he decided to return to Canada with his young family, build his practice and develop trigger point therapy products.
Dr. Blaskovich obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University Of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College). He also has a Bachelors of Science from The University of Calgary and Doctorate in Podiatry from the Netherlands.