Trigger Points are a frequent cause of Muscular Pain.
People often talk of a “Trapped Nerve” when describing the pain they experience from a Trigger Point. The Pain can be excruciating, and left untreated, they can cause months of unrelenting Pain.
Treating a Trigger Point requires precision. Firstly to detect it, and then to accurately Needle it with an Acupuncture Needle. The relief is normally immediate, although an ache may linger for 24 hours after treatment.
I have used Acupuncture to treat Trigger Points very successfully. When a person does not like Needles, Deep Massage can be used. This helps greatly, but is not as effective as Acupuncture.
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Patient: Woman 29 years Occupation: Nurse Pain: Can reach 6/10
Complaint: Back and Neck Pain can often occur simultaneously. This Woman works as a Nurse, and has developed left sided Neck & Back Pain over the few months. She recalls hurting her low back about 6 months ago, while lifting a heavy patient. She is unsure how neck pain has developed.
Treatment: This Woman responded well to Spinal Manipulation of her back and neck. The range of movement in her neck and low back was initially poor, but quickly improved with treatment.
She visited weekly for 4 treatments, and was pain free by this stage.
Prognosis: This Woman visits me if and when she feels the need.
She now goes to Pilates classes twice per week, and feels much stronger and able to cope with the demands of her job.
Patient: Man 36 years Occupation: Joiner Pain: 7/10
Complaint: Sudden onset of Low Back Pain and Sciatica while lifting at work 3 days earlier.
Treatment: No treatment was given at the first consultation, as the condition was too painful and inflamed – Treatment would have made the condition worse at this stage. The patient was instructed to rest at home for 3 days and take analgesics.