We call things that maintain, or continue, our pain myofascial perpetuating factors. Often, these are similar to things that helped cause the problem.

Dr. Janet Travell was pioneer in the field of myofascial and trigger point therapy.  In fact, she wrote extensively about pain, myofascial perpetuating factors and more. Routinely, she offered strategies for avoiding potential problems with body mechanics and other things.

However, Dr. Travell was known for saying that the biggest perpetuating factor is life!