Interactive Symptom Checker is a Cool ToolPrint
The Pressure Positive Company and TriggerPointProducts.com have partnered to offer visitors to the Pressure Positive website an opportunity to use a very cool tool. The Interactive Symptom Checker is the fast, easy way to find the root of your trigger point pain and can be the first step on your journey to ending your pain.
The Trigger Point Symptom Checker was developed by Cerified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), Jeffrey Lutz. Jeff has a practice in Greensburg, PA, the Pain Treatment and Wellness Center, and is one of the co-founders of TriggerPointProducts.com. Jeff served for 5.5 years on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists and is that organizations incoming new President. He teaches seminars in Myofascial Therapy, and the anatomy course at The Pittsburgh School of Pain Management.
In an interview with Paul Ingraham of SaveYourself.ca Jeff says,
"It’s is a dynamic tool that helps practitioners and pain sufferers alike to identify the root of pain associated with activated trigger points.
When dealing with pain in the body from trigger points, we found the easiest way for people to identify the problem trigger points is by using pictures. I noticed that in my practice when a client would have a difficult time explaining their pain I would ask them to look at a trigger point diagram on the wall and tell me which pattern of pain looked most like theirs. The patient would look over all the possibilities; suddenly their finger would shoot out like a dart — “That one!”
After doing this enough times, I began to realize the potential for people to identify the muscular aspect of their pain so long as the medium is visual. Because trigger points refer pain in random, yet consistent patterns, we wanted to create a visual type of experience for the user to identify their pain.
There are 45 muscles outlined by the symptom checker (44 bilateral, one central). While this may sound like a small number considering there are over 600 muscles in the body, we have featured the muscles where trigger points most often form — the ones responsible for the vast majority of pain, tightness, and dysfunction.
When a user finds the pain pattern that looks most like their own pain, they can click on the image and read more. If it matches their pain, they can go further and click on a button to learn more, such as self-treatment options, how the muscle may have been injured, and activities to avoid. We are also careful to provide other possible causes of pain. Although we welcome visitors and know that they will find our Symptom Checker very useful, we also offer a warning: not every pain is caused by activated trigger points in muscles."
THE TRIGGERPOINTPRODUCTS.COM SYMPTOM CHECKER IS NOT INTENDED TO TREAT OR DIAGNOSE ILLNESSES & DISORDERS AND THE PRESSURE POSITIVE COMPANY STRESSES THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USING THE TRIGGER POINT SYMPTOM CHECKER. YOU MAY VIEW THE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE BY CLICKING HERE.