What is a Trigger Point?

neck musclesWhat is a Trigger Point?

The term trigger point is attributed to Dr. Janet Travell (among other things, the personal physician to JFK) and is used to describe a tight band of knots in the muscles and connective tissues.

Fascia and connective tissue is the “white stuff” in your old Anatomy and Physiology text from college. Many generations of anatomy professors have simply cleared it away without paying attention to it’s clinical importance, but we now know that fascia is very important to health. [1] Trigger points are some of the most common reasons for chronic pain. I’ve also seen … Read More