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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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If patients have trigger points, send them to a registered massage therapist that specializes in neuromuscular therapy.
It is generally accepted amongst the broad profile of healthcare practitioners treating MPS that the presence of discrete, palpable and tender nodules within the muscle, known as myofascial trigger points (MTrP), is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of MPS.
Trigger points are physiological contractures characterised by local ischemia, hypoxia, significantly lower pH, altered chemical milieu, local and referred pain and altered muscle activation pattern.
Intraclass Correlation Coefficients, Coefficient of Variation and Standard Error of Measurements for Pain Visual Analog Scale, Tissue Blood Flow, Supra-Thermal Threshold, and Pressure pain Threshold Over the Myofascial Trigger Point (a) Measurements ICC CV, % SEMs, No.
During Days 1 to 8, patients receiving active trigger point injections required less acetaminophen (0.
Trigger point acupuncture appears to have short term benefits for chronic shoulder pain and dysfunction when compared to sham treatment.
Only when the auction reaches the trigger point will bidders split into two groups.
Salespeople understand the importance of trigger points in building relationships with their customers.
An active myofascial trigger point is recognized as eliciting spontaneous pain as well as pain, referred pain, and motor or autonomic symptoms on palpation [6].
We all know that depending upon who is doing the trigger point exam and how hard you're pressing, you can make positive trigger points or you can cool them down.
Simply defined, a trigger point is a knot in the muscle tissue.
In addition, patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases, fibromyalgia syndrome, cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy were not included along with patients who were allergic to local anesthetics (for the injection groups), those who had undergone trigger point injection within the preceding two months because of MPS, those whose personalities were thought to be unsuitable for complying with the protocol requirements, those with bleeding disorders or those using medications that could promote bleeding, those who had previously undergone neck or shoulder surgery, and those who were pregnant.