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Many people suffer from myofascial pain (a fancy word for pain originating in muscles or other soft tissues). They have visited doctor after doctor finally to be told "We can't find anything wrong with you." The solution is often medication, which works until the medication wears off. Sometimes operations are performed when the problem can be addressed, and possibly eliminated, by massage.

I started this blog to educate people about what massage can and cannot do. Here you'll find articles about conditions that can be improved or addressed with massage. You'll find information about different types of massage, their benefits and limitations. I'll address how you can use massage on your own to improve your performance in exercise or sports (or in other repetitive motion activities such as playing the guitar or working at a computer).

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DISCLAIMER: I am a massage therapist, NOT a doctor. This blog is NOT intended as medical advice. No information herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician. The opinions expressed here are my own. The author will assume no liability for use of the information contained herein.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Headaches and Trigger Points

The majority of headaches are caused by trigger points in muscles. These trigger points can be treated with massage and muscle manipulations. The muscles that cause headache pain are rarely located in the area that the pain occurs. For instance, trigger points in the trapezius, a muscle of the back and shoulders, send pain up into the back of the head, the eye and temple area. To find out more about the relationship of the Trapezius and the Sternocliedomastoid muscles to headache pain check out this page from Dr. Perry in Houston Texas: Headaches- The Trigger Points That Cause Headaches.

For more information about headaches and trigger points Linkvisit here: Trigger Points and Headache: Fakery or Fact from the Blog Headache and Migrane News.

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