Contents Index

Managing Chronic Pain

Saturday, October 17, 2009
The purpose of this site is to introduce chronic pain sufferers to a method of treatment and management of chronic pain through a combination of trigger point therapy and acupuncture point therapy.

This is a system of pain management with which even many medical doctors have little familiarization. Most folks are somewhat familiar with or have at least heard of acupuncture, but relatively few lay people are aware of the benefits of trigger point continued...

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What Are Trigger Points?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The term “trigger point” was coined by Dr Janet Travell and Dr David Simon in the 1950s. A trigger point is a local hardening of an area in a muscle that often hardens to such a degree that, when touched with your finger, or palpated, it feels almost solid, like something entirely separate from the muscle itself. (1)

But the trigger point is a real part of the muscle, not at all a separate entity. When the muscle is pressed upon the trigger point will slide slightly away from the point of touch, or palpation. In figure A we see the trigger point slide to continued

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Referred Pain? What’s That?

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Experiencing referred pain means you are experiencing pain in one muscle or area of the body, but the source of the pain actually comes from a trigger point in an entirely different muscle. Sometimes this occurs in a body part lying a significant distance from the referring trigger continued

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Trigger Point Needling to Alleviate Pain

Monday, October 26, 2009
Trigger Point Needling is a commonly used method to alleviate pain from trigger points, which are knots or hardening of muscle fiber. The procedure is generally performed by a medical doctor or osteopath and can be either in the form of dry needling or the doctor may inject a pain killer such as lidocaine or even botox into the trigger point to ease the continued

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FSM Ushers in New Era of Medical Treatment for Chronic Pain

Friday, November 6, 2009
Since the mid 1990’s FSM, or Frequency Specific Microcurrent, has been gradually altering the landscape of the chronic pain treatment community and is beginning to affect quite profoundly the way chronic pain and numerous other medical conditions are being treated continued

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How Do I Find a Chronic Pain Specialist?

Monday, November 16, 2009
Which type of medical provider specializes in trigger point (TrP) therapy and other therapies, such as FSM therapy, that are presented on this site and which provider should you choose to treat your chronic pain? The first rule is that you should see either a medical doctor or doctor of Osteopathic to determine continued

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