The trapezius is a large muscle that extends from your mid-back up to your head and out to your shoulder. It may develop painful trigger points due to poor posture, overuse, or even inactivity.
Massage therapy is your best defense against trigger point pain getting out of control.
Trigger points are small but hypersensitive spots in muscles that cause pain, stiffness, and reduce your range of motion.
There are different types of trigger points. Some are active and some are latent.
Active trigger points cause intense pain when touched, and the pain may radiate elsewhere. This is known as referred pain.
Latent trigger points may be tender to the touch, and they can also cause muscle weakness.
Latent trigger points can also become active if irritated, which is what makes regular massage so important.
Irritated trigger points can also cause secondary or satellite points to form as well. In short, trigger points cause a lot of pain and suffering.
One of the most common causes of trigger points in the trapezius is crunching your phone between your shoulder and ear. Other causes include a poor diet, stress, and not getting enough sleep.
Symptoms of trigger points in the trapezius include headaches, ringing in the ears, jaw pain, and pain in back and neck muscles.
Because trigger points can refer pain far from the original problem spot and mimic other problems, effective treatment is difficult.
Most doctors don’t know much about trigger points or how to deal with them. They’re quick with the prescription pad or to recommend surgery, but neither of these do much for trigger points.
Fortunately, you can get effective, long-lasting relief without resorting to pills or going under the knife.
The massage therapists at Massage Revolution’s Back and Neck Relief Center are all specially trained in trigger point therapy and neuromuscular massage.
Even if the pain has been bothering you for years, just one session can provide incredible relief.
Escape the trap of trapezius pain.
Massage Revolution’s Back & Neck Relief Center located in Manhattan Beach is the biggest trigger point therapy clinic in Los Angeles and the world.
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