Trigger Points

Trigger Points

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Trigger points are small, palpable nodes in muscle that typically develop in the upper back and shoulders. These contracted knots could cause “referred pain,” also known as pain that is felt in an area other than where it’s being caused. Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders generally have an increased risk of developing trigger points.

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Trigger Points Causes

Muscle injury, repetitive strain, and exertion overload are common causes of trigger points.

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Trigger Points Symptoms

Trigger points may cause pain, referred pain, increased muscle stiffness, decreased range-of-motion, tingling, numbness, burning sensations, or muscle weakness. These symptoms are dependent upon the amount of stress being put on an affected muscle.

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Trigger Points Treatments

Treatments for trigger points may include:

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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