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Abstract: Trigger points: Diagnosis and Management

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www.ProHealth.com • April 12, 2002




Journal: Am Fam Physician 2002 Feb 15;65(4):653-60

Authors: Alvarez DJ, Rockwell PG.

Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA. mailto:dalvarez@umich.edu

NLM Citation: PMID: 11871683

Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of trigger points.

Patients may have regional, persistent pain resulting in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscles. These include muscles used to maintain body posture, such as those in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle.

Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, decreased range of motion in the legs, and low back pain.

Palpation of a hypersensitive bundle or nodule of muscle fiber of harder than normal consistency is the physical finding typically associated with a trigger point. Palpation of the trigger point will elicit pain directly over the affected area and/or cause radiation of pain toward a zone of reference and a local twitch response.

Various modalities, such as the Spray and Stretch technique, ultrasonography, manipulative therapy and injection, are used to inactivate trigger points. Trigger-point injection has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment modalities to inactivate trigger points and provide prompt relief of symptoms.




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