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PAIN stopping you from enjoying special moments?
you experiencing pain?
know....Muscle tissue is the largest organ in the
body, very misunderstood by most professionals.
Soft tissue (muscles) are also a huge target for
wear and tear from our daily lives and activities.
Physical Therapy (PT), Chiropractors(chiro), Other
Most doctors focus
on major ailments, bones, joints, bursae, nerves,
and know very little about muscles and soft
tissues. Understandable to a point knowing
their education. Issues like diabetes, heart
disease, and cancer can be very life threatening
compared to generalized, even specific pain when
no immediate reason is apparent.
PT and Chiro are
typically pre-occupied with joint function,
exercises, and range of motion (ROM). They have
their specialties, purpose and help many people
feel better and recover fully. Why use only
modality at a time is my question.
We focus on soft
tissues which include muscles. Our training
is vary wide ad covers the basics. It takes
research on your part to find an LMT who will meet
your specific needs. Medical massage or Treatment
massage are newer terms. Pain, relaxation....Many
LMTs learn beyond initial schooling. If you are in
Pain, trigger points may be the cause and you need
a massage specialist.
TPs were a mystery
for many years. In the 40s when Dr. Travel and
Simons studied TPs further. They mapped them out
per muscle with referred pain.
TPs can have
strange referral patterns, unexplained pain or
tenderness which makes aches and pain harder to
treat and diagnose by many professionals, IE:
doctors. So what actual is a Trigger Point you
ask? Per wikapedia= "are described as hyper
irritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal
muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules
in taut bands of muscle fibers...the concept of
trigger points provides a framework which may be
used to help address certain musculoskeletal
Pain related to a
dsicrete, irritable point is skeletal muscle or
fascia not caused by acute local trauma,
inflammation, degeneration, neoplasm or infection.
TP can often be found with chronic pain
disorders. They can result in decreased ROM,
and manifest as..tension headache, TMJ, sciatic
pain and so much more.
Pain from TP can be
very frustrating, and persistent for many years.
TPs have strange behaviors and many times missed
diagnosed and confused with many other problems.