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Trigger Point

SFSM Trigger Point

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An approach for working with deep and often unconsciously held pain and tension patterns in the body. trigger point release
Self-perpetuating nodules in tight bands of muscle tissue that fire impulses into the central nervous system. trigger points
What system do trigger points have an effect on? neuromuscular
If a trigger point is left unaddressed what may it result in? adaptive pain pattern
Symptoms are felt a distance from the site of the actual trigger point. referred pain
What type of trigger point is actively painful whether or not it is being touched or stimulated? active trigger point
What type of trigger point is not painful until it is palpated? latent trigger point
Trigger points are tine contracted areas of what that do not know how to turn themselves off? muscle fibers
What type of know is an active contraction of living muscle fibers? contraction knot
What type of knot is a tangle of collagen deposits laid down by the body to repair an injured or damaged muscle? scar tissue knot
How long does the acute phase last? 72 hours
How long does the repair phase last? 6 weeks
Swelling, redness, warmth, and pain are characteristics of what phase of healing? acute phase
Synthesis and deposition of disordered collagen are characteristics of what phase of healing? repair phase
How long does the remodeling phase last? 12 months
In what period of healing is the collagen remodeled to increase its functional capacities and improve its strength, orientation and functionality? remodeling phase
What type of pain represents a learned neurological pathway that can be very difficult to shut off or unlearn? chronic pain
What branch of the autonomic nervous system does pain activate? sympathetic branch
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAID
What interferes with the body's ability to run the biochemical pathway that produces pain generating chemicals? NSAIDs
What are pain generating chemicals? nociceptors
located in or near the center "belly" of a muscle central trigger point
a trigger point responsible for activating one or more satellite trigger points key trigger point
trigger point caused by a key trigger point. often found in clusters satellite trigger point
a trigger point that appears in one muscle and is related to a trigger point in another muscle associated trigger point
general pain response to the palpation of a trigger point jump response
transient local contraction of a taut band of muscle in response to stimulation of a trigger point or associated trigger points local twitch response
muscle pain myalgia
a muscle that has been interwoven with scar tissue myofascitis
specific application of a sustained pressure at the area of highest tension or contaction ischemic compression
Created by: jrpotter