• Cold Light Laser
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Manual Therapies
  •  Spray & Stretch
  • Muscle Scraping
  • Massage
  • Direct pressure

Treating Trigger Points

  1. Repetitive motions
  2. Poor posture
  3. Trauma
  4. Vitamin deficiencies

Treatment of trigger points may include the following:

  • Cold light Laser
  • Manual therapies
  • Muscle scraping  Gua Sha
  • Massage
  • Deep pressure

There is little scientific evidence as to what causes trigger points, however, researchers feel they maybe caused by repetitive motion, such as working on a computer keyboard, poor posture or uneven leg length leading to muscle imbalance. Trigger points may also be caused by lack of exercise, trauma and vitamin deficiencies.

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Causes of Trigger Points

Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle in a muscle when it is overworked or injured. Commonly a cause of most joint pain, they are known to cause headaches, tennis elbow, neck and jaw pain, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

What causes trigger points?

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What is a trigger point?

About Trigger Points

Howard Benedikt, DC, DCBCN