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Trigger Point Release Therapy is a comprehensive program that includes inactivating trigger points by using a combination of compression (trigger point release pressure), stretch and moist heat. Therapeutic exercises, including both active and passive stretches bring the muscle back to its full normal length. Perpetuating factors ( things that cause trigger point formation) are also addressed.

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Vastus Lateralis Trigger Point Pain Pattern

Vastus Lateralis Trigger Points (X) can refer pain to the knee. Other Trigger Points in this muscle and the close by Fascia Lata can restrict patellar mobility or send a “bolt” of lightening pain that prevents sleeping on the affected side.

Scaleni Trigger Point Pain Pattern

Trigger Points (X) in the Scaleni muscles of the neck have a referral pain pattern that can mimic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There are  a total of six muscles that can mimic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain. The solid red indicates the essential pain pattern with spill over pain indicated by stippling.

Long Muscles of the Back Pain Pattern

Trigger Points (X) in the long muscles of the back ( iliocostalis and longissimus) can refer pain into the mid to low back and buttock. Essential pain pattern is marked by solid red while spill over pain is stippled.

SCM Trigger Point Pain Pattern

SCM Trigger Points (X) in the neck refer pain to areas in the head that can mimic migraine headaches. The essential pain pattern is solid red while spillover pain is stippled.

Gluteus Minimus Trigger Point Pain Pattern

Trigger points (X) in the Gluteus Minimus can refer pain into the buttock and down the leg. Essential pain pattern is solid red while spillover areas of pain are stippled.

Trapezius Trigger Point Pain Pattern

Trapezius Trigger Points (X) often refer pain into the upper back, neck and head. Posture problems are often a perpetuating factor when trigger points in this muscle are present. The essential pain caused by this muscle is represented by solid red, spill over pain is indicated by stippling.

Quadriceps Femoris Trigger Point Pain Pattern

Pain pattern referred from a common Trigger Point (X) in the Vasus Intermedius muscle. The solid red indicates the essential pain pattern many people experience, the spillover pain is indicated by the stippling.

Pectoralis Major Trigger Point Pain Pattern

Pectoralis Major Trigger Points (X) referral pain into the chest and arm can mimic chest pain often associated with a heart attack. Solid red indicates the essential pain pattern while spill over pain is indicated by stippling.

What is Myofacial Trigger Point Release Therapy?

Trigger Point Release Therapy is a comprehensive program that includes inactivating trigger points by using a combination of compression (trigger point release pressure), stretch and moist heat. Therapeutic exercises, including both active and passive stretches bring the muscle back to its full normal length. Perpetuating factors ( things that cause trigger point formation) are also addressed.

Since as much as 93% of pain people suffer from has a myofascial component, it is likely that you will have a decrease in pain and an increase in motion once treatment has started. Your response to muscle pain treatment may help your healthcare providers identify and treat any other underlying medical conditions that may be adding to your pain.

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“I am very thankful for trigger point therapy. I came to Christine with Myofascial Pain Syndrome –  other doctors only recommended drugs….I couldn’t imagine living with the pain and weakness over my body – and using drugs for the rest of my life!!! After many treatments with trigger point therapy – and lots of stretching on my own – following all the instructions of Christine – I finally started to move!! Now my pain level is very low and my strength is returning.  Thank you, Christine!!!”

G.W., NE

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Phone: 402-228-8955 | 117 North 5th Street | Beatrice, NE 68310

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Phone: 402-483-9050 | 7121 A Street, Suite 100 | Lincoln, NE 68510