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TRIGGER POINTS are hyperirritable spots in a muscle associated with a palpable “knot” and a taut band of tissue. Trigger Points are painful on compression and can refer pain and tenderness to other areas. Trigger Points are usually ischemic and often cause an entire muscle to be too tight, weak, and more easily fatigued. Trigger Points can be caused by overworking or overstressing muscles, direct trauma to muscles, or even chills.
NERVE COMPRESSIONS and ENTRAPMENTS are types of nerve impingement. These are areas of abnormal pressure on nerves which can cause pain, numbness and tingling, or muscle weakness. A Nerve Compression occurs when a hard tissue such as a vertebrae or vertebral disc directly presses on a nerve. A more common occurrence is a Nerve Entrapment. Nerve Entrapments occur when a soft tissue such as muscle, tendon, ligament, or fascia abnormally press on a nerve.
An example of a nerve compression would be sciatica. Examples of a nerve entrapment include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the lesser known Piriformis Syndrome, but encompass a wide variety of painful conditions.POSTURAL DISTORTIONS are another factor contributing to musculoskeletal pain. Distortions such as the head being to far forward,Joint Complex 4000 Review leg length discrepancies, or an elevated shoulder cause muscular imbalances and joint abnormalities which lead to pain.
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