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Trigger Point

An event that causes another event. For example, an exchange may stop trade on a stock if its price drops by 10% in a single trading session. In that case, the trigger point is the 10% drop.

trigger point

The event or condition that initiates a predetermined action. For example, the New York Stock Exchange halts trading in stocks when the Dow Jones Industrial Average declines by a specified number of points (the trigger point) in a trading session.
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Subjects who fulfilled the Inclusion criteria was 1) Age between 18 and 60 years, 2) Trigger points in the neck & shoulder region, which disturb normal daily activities for at least 3 months, 3) Reproduction of patient's pain by palpation of trigger points, 4) The number of trigger points was less than 10.
When the pain doesn't resolve naturally and lingers on this can be due to a muscle trigger point (contracted part of a muscle), which causes muscle tension around nerves and blood supply and a pull on the tendons and skeletal framework.
"These developments are continually monitored to make sure that as trigger points are met, appropriate action is taken to ensure the provisions of the agreements."
They have a greater risk of creating muscle trigger points as well as a greater risk of reactivating latent areas of myofascial pain.
The health specialist believes that workplace stress and hours spent sitting in the same position or making repetitive movements can cause "trigger points" to be created in the muscles.
The PubMed database was searched using the following main key terms: 'Myofascial Pain Syndrome', 'Fibromyalgia', 'Trigger Points', and 'Tender Points'.
* If patients have trigger points, send them to a registered massage therapist that specializes in neuromuscular therapy.
As such, the lack of visibility around these trigger points means manufacturers are likely to refrain from any investments that fall outside of fulfilling current customer needs within this two year time-horizon.
The diagnostic features for myofascial trigger points include the following:
Three different areas in the gluteus maximus muscle were associated with myofascial trigger points [11], but anatomical data concerning these trigger points is still lacking in the literature.
While a range trade strategy is maintained, some profit-taking can be done on issues that hit their respective trigger points or those still trading at overbought conditions.
The treatment promises instant relief to some of dance's most nagging injuries by releasing trigger points in the muscles with a needle.