Trigger Points

Analgesic Effects of Compression at Trigger Points Are Associated With Reduction of Frontal Polar Cortical Activity as Well as Functional Connectivity Between the Frontal Polar Area and Insula in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial. Kodama K, Takamoto K, Nishimaru H, Matsumoto J, Takamura Y, Sakai S, Ono T, Nishijo H. Front Syst Neurosci. 2019 Nov 13;13:68. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2019.00068. Myofascial trigger points alter the modular control during the execution of a reaching task: a pilot study. Geri T, Gizzi L, Di Marco A, Testa M. Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 5;9(1):16065. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52561-3. Evaluation of mitochondrial function in chronic myofascial trigger points – a prospective cohort pilot study using high-resolution respirometry  Michael J. Fischer, Gergo Horvath, Martin Krismer, Erich Gnaiger, Georg Goebel and Dominik H. Pesta. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:388. 30 October 2018. Doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2307-0 Correlation Between Skin Temperature Over Myofascial Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle and Range of Motion, Electromyographic Activity, and Pain in Chronic Neck Pain Patients Carlos Eduardo Girasol, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro. JMPT. April 7, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.10.009 Quantification of Myofascial Taut Bands http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26461163 Prevalence, Incidence, Localization, and Pathophysiology of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Spinal Pain: A Systematic Literature Review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26387860  Trigger Points: An Anatomical Substratum http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4355109/?tool=pmcentrez  Latent myofascial trigger points are associated with an increased intramuscular electromyographic activity during synergistic muscle activation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24189107  

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