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Reaching for over the counter medicine may seem like the simpler solution, but.. The main consequence of over the counter medicine is that they may come with unwanted side effects, whereas massage can help relieve both pain and stiffness in…

An alternative method is to ‘massage’ the ‘trigger point’. In this method the trigger point is massaged by gentle stokes in one of two directions, either from one side to the other or along the length of the muscle fibres,…

The basic aim of treatment is to inactivate or ‘reduce’ the trigger point and thereby relieve the pain and disability which it is producing. It is accepted that pain arising from an established ‘active trigger point’ usually needs attention and…

Myofascial pain is extremely common. Surprisingly in the past it received little attention from the medical profession but is now receiving increasing recognition among many health professional groups, particularly the complementary and alternative medical groups. It is a complex condition,…

The pain has come on suddenly in either the upper or lower back, often with no obvious cause. In its nature the pain is deep, dull and ‘achy’. The pain may radiate down the adjacent arm or leg, making it…