Trigger Point Therapy 

If you are suffering Chronic backache, Sciatica pain, Disc herniation / Slipped disc, Hip, Leg, Headaches, Migraine and Dizziness, Chronic Pain in Jaw, Teeth, Ear & Temporal Area, Joint, Posture and Muscle Problems, Chest, Ribs & Abdominal Pain, Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain, Tennis Elbow Pain, Chronic Pain In Wrist, Fingers, Thumb & Palm (Back of Palm), Repetitive Strain Injuries, Knee (Back of the Knee), Ankle, Toes & Chronic Heel Pain, Whiplash Injuries, Pins, And Needles Sensation, Pregnancy Discomforts, Numbness in Hands and Feet, Sports Injuries, We can help & treat those things through Chiropractic treatment and trigger point therapy.

 The Suboccipitals are actually a group of four small muscles that are responsible for maintaining the proper movement and positioning between the first cervical vertebra and the base of the skull. Trigger points in these muscles will cause pain that feels like it’s inside the head, extending from the back of the head to the eye and forehead. Often times it will feel like the whole side of the head hurts, a pain pattern similar to that experienced with a migraine.

             

              The Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle runs from the base of the skull, just behind the ear, down the side of the neck to attach to the top of the sternum (breastbone). Although most people are not aware of the SCM trigger points, their effects are widespread, including referred pain, balance problems and visual disturbances. Referred pain patterns tend to be deep eye pain, headaches over the eye and can even cause earaches. Another unusual characteristic of SCM trigger points is that they can cause dizziness, nausea and unbalance.

             

                   The trapezius muscle is the very large, flat muscle in the upper and mid back. A common trigger point located in the very top of the Trapezius muscle refers pain to the temple and back of the head and is sometimes responsible for headache pain. This trigger point is capable of producing satellite trigger points in the muscles in the temple or jaw, which can lead to jaw or tooth pain.

Headache Trigger Points

 

Trigger point therapy for headaches tends to involve four muscles: the Splenius muscles, the Suboccipitals, the Sternoclei-domastoid (SCM) and the Trapezius. The Splenius muscles are comprised of two individual muscles – the Splenius Capitis and the Splenius Cervicis. Both of these muscles run from the upper back to either the base of the skull (splenius capitis) or the upper cervical vertebrae (splenius cervicis). Trigger points in the Splenius muscles are a common cause of headache pain that travels through the head to the back of the eye, as well as to the top of the head.