Trigger Points are small injuries, generally located in the body of a muscle. They have the capability of causing pain far from their location. They are frequently ignored as a source of much of the chronic pain from which people suffer.
Trigger points have been proven to contribute to many diagnoses of:
Fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive motion injuries, workplace injuries, sports injuries, whiplash, back pain, muscle stiffness, weakness, edema, nausea, dizziness, postural distortions, headaches, migraine, sinus pain, pain in joints, and even menstrual pain.
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