Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain
Learn the secrets to lasting pain relief: finding and deactivating trigger points, the underlying cause of most low back pain. Trigger points are sensitive tight spots in taut bands of muscle tissue. Treating trigger points that refer pain to the low back and buttock areas, rather than addressing only the specific sites of your pain, is the best way to comprehensively treat occasional or chronic discomfort and prevent it from coming back.
Packed with illustrated treatment techniques, Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain, then learn specific trigger point treatments and correct underlying perpetuating factors to immediately relieve soreness and tension in these muscles. If you're ready to try a targeted approach to eliminating back pain, this manual will provide you with all the information you need to get started and end low back discomfort once and for all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - caimanjosh - LibraryThing
First, I'd say that the book is very good overall. The pain referral diagrams, the explanations of trigger point science (such as it is at this point), the treatment techniques -- these are all very ... Read full review
Thank you both Sharon and Mary for writing this important book and sharing your experience and expertise in the field of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy with all of us . It is my hope that this book will serve to improve the relationship between therapist, patients and doctors. This book has the potential to empower patients, improve therapists knowledge and skills, but most of all it is a road map to a pain free life. Thank you for this gift.
Carlos Messerschmidt LMT, CMTPT,NCTMB
Rosen Method Practitioner
Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns
Useful SelfCare Tools
Index of Low Back Pain Symptoms
Combined Buttocks Treatment
Pelvic Floor Muscles
Range of Motion Exercises
General Perpetuating Factors
Appendix SelfCare Quick Reference Guide and Summary of Tests for Muscle Dysfunction