Trigger Points – What They Mean

“WOW! I can feel that in my shoulder!”

Have you ever said that while your therapist is working on the neck area?  Then your therapist probably explained the term trigger point to you.  These small points of hyperirritability can cause sharp pain sensations, pain that is felt in other areas, and taunt bands of muscle and connective tissue or myofascial tissue.  If you gently explore the sides of your neck, you will surely find a few of them there, but trigger points can exist in any part of the myofascial tissue.

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