Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain Author Sharon Sauer
ISBN-10 9781572245631
Release 2010
Pages 265
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A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.



The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook Author Clair Davies
ISBN-10 9781608824960
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 376
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Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.



Evidence Based Management of Low Back Pain

Evidence Based Management of Low Back Pain Author Simon Dagenais
ISBN-10 9780323079242
Release 2011-02-11
Pages 496
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Covering all commonly used interventions for acute and chronic low back pain conditions, Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain consolidates current scientific studies and research evidence into a single, practical resource. Its multidisciplinary approach covers a wide scope of treatments from manual therapies to medical interventions to surgery, organizing interventions from least to most invasive. Editors Simon Dagenais and Scott Haldeman, along with expert contributors from a variety of clinical and academic institutions throughout the world, focus on the best available scientific evidence, summarizing the results from the strongest to the weakest types of studies. No other book makes it so easy to compare the different interventions and treatment approaches, giving you the tools to make better, more informed clinical decisions. A multidisciplinary approach covers treatments from manual therapies to medical interventions to surgery, and many others in between. An interdisciplinary approach enables health care providers to work together. A logical, easy-to-follow organization covers information by intervention type, from least invasive to most invasive. Integration of interventions provides information in a clinically useful way, so it's easier to consider more than one type of treatment or intervention for low back pain, and easier to see which methods should be tried first. 155 illustrations include x-rays, photos, and drawings. Tables and boxes summarize key information. Evidence-based content allows you to make clinical decisions based on the ranking the best available scientific studies from strongest to weakest. Patient history and examination chapters help in assessing the patient's condition and in ruling out serious pathology before making decisions about specific interventions. Experienced editors and contributors are proven authors, researchers, and teachers, and practitioners, well known in the areas of orthopedics, pain management, chiropractic, physical therapy, and behavioral medicine as well as complementary and alternative medicine; the book's contributors include some of the leading clinical and research experts in the field of low back pain. Coverage based on The Spine Journal special issue on low back pain ensures that topics are relevant and up to date. A systematic review of interventions for low back pain includes these categories: patient education, exercise and rehabilitation, medications, manual therapy, physical modalities, complementary and alternative medicine, behavioral modification, injections, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Surgical interventions include decompression, fusion, disc arthroplasty, and dynamic stabilization. Additional coverage includes patient education and multidisciplinary rehabilitation.



Self Treating Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Self Treating Low Back Pain and Sciatica Author Richard Hazel
ISBN-10 1537358693
Release 2016-09-10
Pages 40
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A Sports Medicine Acupuncturist's guide to self-treating low back pain and sciatic pain based on clinical experience and knowledge of referred pain patterns caused by trigger points. Statistics show that 80% of us will eventually have back pain. Practitioners who recognize the musculoskeletal causes of back pain and sciatica believe that most back pain sufferers have muscle shortening and myofascial trigger points in their muscles which refer pain in specific patterns. One of the most common back pain patterns is from the gluteus medius muscle. That pattern is felt in a band just above the belt line and sometimes into the sacrum. The pain is felt at the muscle attachment in the low back area but the cause of the pain has to be treated in the gluteus medius muscle. And it can be treated fast! Another common cause of low back pain is felt in the middle of the back and is experienced after sitting for long periods of time just when the person stands up. That back pain improves after the person walks around a while and warms up the muscle. This is from tight hip flexors - the psoas. Too many people are suffering from low back pain and sciatica that is of muscular origin and that can in fact be treated when the source of the pain can be located. The mystery of low back pain is no mystery! It's just a little complicated. Once referred pain patterns are better understood by our medical professionals, people with myofascial trigger points that are causing their back pain will have faster recovery because they will know which muscles need attention. It is the author's sincere hope that this book will be found by many back pain and sciatica sufferers and that they will read it and use it to get the relief they are seeking.



Modern Neuromuscular Techniques

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques Author Leon Chaitow
ISBN-10 9780702050954
Release 2010-08-25
Pages 340
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Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which contains film sequences of the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond. Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction Explains the origin of soft tissue distress Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes Describes both European and North American versions of NMT Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT Website - www.chaitowonline.com - containing updated video clips demonstrating the application of NMT



The Concise Book of Trigger Points

The Concise Book of Trigger Points Author Simeon Niel-Asher
ISBN-10 1556437455
Release 2008
Pages 224
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"A manual for understanding and treating chronic pain associated with trigger points, the tender, painful nodules that form in muscles and connective tissues"--Provided by publisher.



Healing through Trigger Point Therapy

Healing through Trigger Point Therapy Author Devin J. Starlanyl
ISBN-10 9781583946251
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 416
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This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers alike. Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points cause, and this book teaches care providers and patients how to identify and treat those causes. Chronic myofascial pain due to trigger points can be body-wide, and can cause or maintain fibromyalgia central sensitization. Trigger points can cause and/or maintain or contribute to many types of pain and dysfunction, including numbness and tingling, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunctions and disorientation, impotence, incontinence, loss of voice, pelvic pain, muscle weakness, menstrual pain, TMJ dysfunction, shortness of breath, and many symptoms attributed to old age or "atypical" or psychological sources. Trigger point therapy has been around for decades, but only recently have trigger points been imaged at the Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health. Their ubiquity and importance is only now being recognized. Devin Starlanyl is a medically trained chronic myofascial pain and fibromyalgia researcher and educator, as well as a patient with both of these conditions. She has provided chronic pain education and support to thousands of patients and care providers around the world for decades. John Sharkey is a physiologist with more than twenty-seven years of anatomy experience, and the director of a myofascial pain facility. Together they have written a comprehensive reference to trigger point treatment to help patients with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and many other conditions. This guide will be useful for all types of doctors, nurses, therapists, bodyworkers, and lay people, facilitating communication between care providers and patients and empowering patients who now struggle with all kinds of misunderstood and unexplained symptoms. Part 1 explains what trigger points are and how they generate symptoms, refer pain and other symptoms to other parts of the body, and create a downward spiral of dysfunction. The authors look at the interconnection between fibromyalgia and myofascial trigger points and their possible causes and symptoms; identify stressors that perpetuate trigger points such as poor posture, poor breathing habits, nutritional inadequacies, lack of sleep, and environmental and psychological factors; and provide a list of over one hundred pain symptoms and their most common corresponding trigger point sources. Part 2 describes the sites of trigger points and their referral patterns within each region of the body, and provides pain relief solutions for fibromyalgia and trigger point patients and others with debilitating symptoms. Pain treatment plans include both self-help remedies for the patient—stretching or postural exercises, self-massage techniques and prevention strategies—as well as diagnostic and treatment hints for care providers. Part 3 offers guidance for both patients and care providers in history taking, examination, and palpation skills, as well as treatment options. It offers a vision for the future that includes early assessment, adequate medical training, prevention of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, changes to chronic pain management and possible solutions to the health care crisis, and a healthier version of our middle age and golden years, asserting that patients have a vital role to play in the management of their own health. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Concise Book of Trigger Points Third Edition

The Concise Book of Trigger Points  Third Edition Author Simeon Niel-Asher
ISBN-10 9781583948507
Release 2014-09-16
Pages 240
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Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. Understanding and treating these points can lead to rapid and lasting pain relief. Trigger point therapy is a powerful tool in the management of both acute and chronic pain, including such common problems as headaches, TMJ syndrome, and back pain. The Concise Book of Trigger Points has set the gold standard for providing a clear understanding of the treatment of trigger points. Designed for the student and practitioner of massage/bodywork, physical therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports therapy, and any other health-related field, it functions both as an entry-level textbook and an authoritative reference for even the most experienced therapist. This updated third edition includes new self-help and practitioner treatment guidelines for each muscle discussed, covering cutting-edge trigger point theory and practice. The opening chapters describe the basics of trigger points and include detailed therapeutic protocols. Chapters seven through twelve are organized by muscle groups, with detailed color illustrations of each major skeletal muscle. In addition, respected osteopath Simeon Niel-Asher discusses the physiological implications of the trigger points in each muscle—and techniques for treatment—and addresses the most common pain complaints, including headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and TMJ syndrome. This is a must-have manual for students, professional hands-on therapists, and those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of trigger point therapy. “This book wonderfully describes the syndromes of myofascial pain that affect the skeletal muscles. The text is clear, with detailed information about the presentation of syndromes in each body region, and the illustrations show the referred pain patterns clearly. Individuals suffering from myofascial pain will find it useful in understanding and managing their symptoms.” --Dr. Bob Gerwin, MD, FAAN Medical Director and President, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland “Simeon Niel-Asher has improved on an already wonderfully descriptive book on myofacial pain, trigger points, and syndromes. The text is clear, the diagrams excellent and the overall result is an excellent resource.” --Dr. Simon Vulfsons, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pain Management Director, the Institute for Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel “This book is a must-have for manual therapists serious about their craft, as well as for serious self-treaters who want to take their level of understanding and treatment independence to a higher level. The book is extremely well organized, well written, and concise. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate.” --Jonathan Reynolds, Director, TOLA systems.



A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Back Pain

A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Back Pain Author
ISBN-10 9789814305327
Release 2011
Pages 140
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A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Back Pain has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Back Pain also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Back Pain book for free.



Occupational Low Back Pain

Occupational Low Back Pain Author Bryan Dale Kaplansky
ISBN-10 0849300894
Release 1999-12-28
Pages 288
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Written by nonsurgeons, Occupational Low Back Pain: Aggressive Nonsurgical Care outlines the necessary steps to be taken from the time a worker is injured to the time that individual returns to his job. This important book takes you through all facets of diagnosis such as the physical exam, imaging techniques and electrodiagnosis. Treatment strategies include the use of exercise, oral medications, therapeutic spinal injections, manual therapy, and modalities The timing for a surgical referral is also discussed. Return to work issues are covered and the utility of functional capacity evaluations is addressed. The important topic of low back injury prevention is also covered. Features



Acupuncture Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain

Acupuncture  Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain Author Peter Baldry
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060780932
Release 2005
Pages 367
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This new edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. Building on a thorough review of the scientific evidence available, the provides a detailed and practical account of the many different forms of musculoskeletal pain and the specific ways in which acupuncture can be applied effectively to trigger points to alleviate this pain. Case studies are included to aid diagnosis and choice of treatment. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and detailed information on trigger points, musculoskeletal pain, and the physiology of pain provide the most authoritative assessments available on this topic. Practical, step-by-step treatment guidelines help readers apply key concepts to actual practice. Clear illustrations demonstrate important techniques and areas of pain and needling. Expanded coverage of fibromyalgia and the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points includes common symptoms and treatments. More information on new treatment options for the common problem of whiplash injuries. Expanded chapter on fibromyalgia Expanded chapter on the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points Revised and updated throughout to include all relevant clinical trial information More information on whiplash injuries New chapter on complex regional pain syndromes



Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller

Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller Author Karl Knopf
ISBN-10 9781612433905
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 144
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Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller book for free.



Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Author Janet G. Travell
ISBN-10 9780683083675
Release 1992-01
Pages 626
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...gives a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.



Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Author Orrin Devinsky, MD
ISBN-10 1934559083
Release 2005-05-01
Pages 344
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Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.



A Massage Therapists Guide to Lower Back and Pelvic Pain

A Massage Therapists  Guide to Lower Back and Pelvic Pain Author Leon Chaitow
ISBN-10 9780443102189
Release 2007
Pages 162
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Describing the background of non-specific backache as well as the assessment and treatment methods ideal for use in combination with massage therapy, this book describes osteopathic and chiropractic methods and then integrates them into a detailed description of a massage session focusing on the person with backache.



Rheumatology

Rheumatology Author Marc C. Hochberg
ISBN-10 9780702063039
Release 2014-06-24
Pages 2112
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Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.



The 7 Day Back Pain Cure

The 7 Day Back Pain Cure Author Jesse Cannone
ISBN-10 9780976462484
Release 2009-08
Pages 212
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Popular treatment approaches like pain medications, muscle relaxants, steroid injections, surgery, chiropractic treatments, acupuncture, and massage therapy may be helpful in relieving pain temporarily, but they often fail to deliver lasting relief because they don't address what's actually causing the pain.