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Find out how. TRIGGER. POINTS. can affect your health. l. Information that will help improve the quality of your life. T HE S PINE C ENTER C H I R O P R A C T I C. Presented to you by:. Location of TRIGGER POINTS in the Body. Sinus. l. SINUS POINT. BACK OF HEAD. l. l.

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Find out how

TRIGGER

POINTS

can affect

your health

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Information that will help

improve the quality of your life

THE SPINE CENTER

C H I R O P R A C T I C

Presented to you by:


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Location of

TRIGGER POINTS

in the Body

Sinus

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SINUS POINT

BACK OF HEAD

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JAW POINT

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COLLAR BONE

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TRAPEZIUS

MUSCLE

CHEST BONE

(Sternum)

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INSIDE OF

SHOULDER

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BASE OF SPINE

WRIST

POINTS

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DIMPLE IN

GLUTEUS AREA

GLUTEAL

CREASE

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PMS

POINTS

(Side of Leg)

What are TRIGGER POINTS?

Individuals are affected by stress in a variety of ways. Excess stress that cannot be eliminated from the body is stored in areas that we call trigger points. This stored energy usually occurs along a nerve or nerve pathway, which can result in diminished nerve flow and can ultimately affect your health. Many conditions like headaches, TMJ, and carpal tunnel syndrome can be linked to nerve interference.

By holding pressure on these points you can loosen the tightness in the area, reduce the amount of stress the body stores, and improve your health.


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Is there any relief for

LOW BACK PAIN?

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1. Pain will be on one side

or the other of spine. Apply pressure to each group of spinal points (left and right) at the same time.

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2. Apply downward and inward pressure at the gluteus where it tends to dimple. Be careful, do not apply too much pressure.

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3. Apply pressure to points in the middle of the thigh. Work downward towards foot.

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4. Apply pressure to both sets of points towards the outside of the calf. Work down toward the foot.

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How do TRIGGER POINTS affect low back pain?

Eight out of ten Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their life. If you spend long periods of time sitting, or lifting regularly, you are more prone to have problems with back pain. Stress stored in the trigger points can be a contributing factor to low pack pain. You can significantly reduce the amount of stored stress by working the trigger points in the lower back and legs.

If your pain returns, you will need to seek professional help to determine if there is a structural defect causing your symptoms.


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Relief from Lack of

Energy and Fatigue

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2. Apply pressure to the points on the top of the shoulders. Repeat on painful points.

3. Gently apply pressure to the points in the chest working downward. Repeat on painful points

1. Apply pressure to points on either side of the spine. Do both sides at the same time. Repeat on painful points.

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4. Last, work shoulder points individually. They are located 1” down from the center of the collar bone and are very tender.

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Why am I so tired?

Fatigue has a become a common part of daily life in today’s society. Stored stress can be a major contributing factor to diminished energy. If that is the case, the symptoms will not go away until this stored stress is removed from the body.

If fatigue persists, a lifestyle change may be necessary. If fatigue becomes chronic without any relief despite these changes, then you may need to seek medical attention to rule out any serious problems.


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Relieving

neck pain

1. Neck pain is often caused by blocked trigger points or muscle spasms in the upper back. Work on both trigger points on either side of the spine at the same time.

2. Next work on the points at the base of the skull. These may be very tender and may need to be worked several times during this process.

3. Finally, work on the points at the shoulder last. These points are almost always sore so work carefully.

Relieving pain

in the upper

and mid back,

and shoulders

1. First, apply pressure to the points in the neck. Work all the way down the back to the tailbone towards the legs. Repeat the process on tender points.

2. Next, apply pressure to the points in the upper shoulders area repeating the process on tender points.

3. Finally, work on the points over the shoulder blades. Repeat the process on tender points


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Relief from wrist and arm pain

or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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2. Treat the points on the back of the arm. Continue up into the shoulder and into the neck. Stop at the back of the neck.

1. Only treat the arm or shoulder that is experiencing pain. Start on the back of the hand and work up the back of the forearm to below the elbow,

3. Finally, work on the trigger points on the front of the forearm. End with applying pressure to the trigger points in the bicep muscle.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome results from a compression of the nerve that feed the hands and wrist. The nerve, called the median nerve, starts in the neck and passes through the shoulder region down the arm through the carpal tunnel

(a formation of the wrist comprised of tendons and bones) to the hands and fingers. It may be first noticed as weakness in hand grip and numbness or tingling in the fingers. The symptoms are often worse at night.

By massaging the sensitive trigger points above, the muscles in the wrist can relax and nerve flow to the area is improved.


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Sinus

Relief from sinus

pressure, colds,

and congestion

1. Begin by applying pressure to the trigger points directly above eyes, in the center of the forehead. Work on both points at the same time.

2. Next apply gentle pressure to the points in the middle of the face. These points are typically very tender. Work on both points at the same time. Repeat forehead then lower face points on right, then repeat with forehead and points on the left. Do this several times.

3. Work on the chest points. The left and right trigger points are in the center of the collar bones, one inch down. The center points begin below the bony notch in the throat area and in the center of the chest. Work one point at a time and repeat on sore points.

4. Last, lightly strip or massage the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle to help release the lymphatic system.

Relief from headaches

1. Start in the lower neck and work upward.

2. These two trigger points at the base of the skull are usually very tender. Work out gently until they release.

3. Work on the point over the temple one half to one inch above the ear. This is also very tender so work carefully and gently.

4. This point is directly above the eye, one half inch up. It may be a very tender point.

5. Last, treat points in the notch under the clavicle. The pressure is from front to back. Repeat the pattern two to three times as needed.


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