Trigger Point Therapy - Sciatica
by Judith Winer on Jan 04, 2016
When we analyse the traffic through our clinics at the end of each quarter, sciatica seems to be always up there in the top ten. There are probably two good reasons for this. The first is that sciatica is one of those conditions where the pain can be extremely severe. The second, is that manual therapy has long since been recognised as being effective for providing relief, even by most medical doctors. In fact, any therapist familiar with trigger point therapy will tell you that they're always upbeat going in to treat sciatica, as the effects of the therapy are in most cases, extremely positive. This is something that has been reaffirmed in a number of studies.
Trigger Point Ablation and TMJ Syndrome A self-management approach to eradicating trigger points contributing to TMJ disorder or facial pain.
A Practical Pain Manangement Clinical Report By Tiziano Marovino, DPT, DAAPM
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him
how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
We have all heard this message before and most of us would attest to the validity of this statement. It is with this philosophical message in mind that we present our first clinical report on a product that is not at all representative of high technology. It is not expensive, not technically difficult to use, does not require professional study or a degree as a prerequisite for use and, all in all, has little glamour. It is, I believe, a good current day example of teaching patients how to treat themselves. The device itself is actually quite unimpressive by first appearance and it would be quite natural for many to relegate in the realm of “clinical junk.” I would, however, caution those who might be drawn to this conclusion. The instrument is called the MyoFreeTM Solution(see Figure 1) and is a tool that uses intra-oral ischemic compression (pressure) to obliterate trigger points that can be the source of pain and dysfunction in the jaw and face. This instrument that can be used at home by the patient to treat intra-muscular trigger points (TPs) around the tempero-mandibular joint that often play a role in clinical TMJ syndrome.