Here are some things that you may or may not have known about trigger point therapy:
Over 60% of visits to primary care doctors are for pain and up to 95% of that pain is caused by trigger points.
Muscle relaxers do not work on trigger points.
The pain of trigger points has been compared to angina and shingles, but traditional pain killers offer little relief.
About 70% of the mapped trigger point locations overlay the meridians used in traditional Chinese medicine, Shiatsu and acupressure.
Trigger Point therapists train an average of two years longer than traditional massage therapists.
National Board Certification is one of the best ways to just judge the credentials of your Trigger Point therapist.
The National Institutes of Health continues to fund trigger point research.
Because trigger point activations can cascade into a seemingly unrelated group of very painful areas, a minor injury can become life-changing for some people.
Since the study of trigger points has not historically been a part of medical education, doctors rarely consider them as a possible source of pain.