Do you have unresolved pain? Have you ever wished that you could treat your own pain and reduce or be rid of it? If your pain is caused from trigger points in the muscle, this book may help your wish come true.
What are Trigger Points?
A lot of pain in the body is caused by little knots in the muscle called trigger points. Trigger point (Tp) pain can be localized in the area surrounding the knot, or it can send pain to another part of the body. For an example, trigger points in the low back can send pain to the groin, hips, and down the legs). Tp’s have been known to mimic vital organ pain. These small super sensitive muscle knots can be the source of debilitating chronic pain.
How Are Trigger Points Treated?
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition is a clear and concise book explaining trigger points, what they are, how they develop, and their signs and symptoms. Most importantly, it gives you the information needed to find and treat them yourself.
Author Claire Davis has organized the research and treatment in an easy to use format. Pain areas are grouped so you simply have to find the chapter that corresponds with your pain. Diagrams show how the muscle lies in the body and indicates where the trigger point is most likely to lie within each muscle. The diagrams also show where in the body the pain will be found. It is important to remember that trigger points can be located in one area, but cause pain in another part of the body. For an example, Tps in the neck often cause shoulder, arm, hand and finger pain.
Finding these tiny muscle knots is not always easy; it can take time and patience. Also note that pain can be the result of multiple points that will have to found and treated. For the best results, trigger points will have to be treated 2-3 minutes several times a day for several days, possibly weeks. But for those willing to take the time and follow a treatment plan, trigger point therapy can greatly reduce and sometimes eliminate pain that has not responded to other traditional treatments, including pain meds.
A Book That Offers Help for those with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The book also has a chapter dedicated to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Many suffering with these conditions have found relief by finding and treating trigger points. Tp therapy is not a cure, but many who suffer with these conditions have found some relief from the chronic unrelenting pain.
Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers Reference Book
Another chapter is dedicated to massage and body work professionals. It gives helpful tips on palpation techniques and table positioning which helps you help your clients.
A Book I Recommend to Clients With Muscle and Soft Tissue Pain
I often recommend this workbook to my clients. Client participation and self care is important in relieving muscular pain and stiffness. If a client’s pain is from trigger points, for the treatment to be successful, the client must do self treatment. This book has the information that helps clients help themselves.
You Can Treat Trigger Point Muscle Pain With The Help of This Book
Please take time and read the first chapters thoroughly before jumping into the treatment pages. The first chapters will give you important tips on how to find and self treat the points. Anyone can do this therapy, but it takes time and patience to learn the ‘feel’ of Tps. If you find yourself getting frustrated, stop and come back later.
Trigger point therapy is not a miracle cure; it takes time, patience, commitment and persistence. But if you can stay with a treatment plan, you will be amazed at how eliminating these little muscle knots will reduce and possibly eliminate your pain.
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