What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A trigger point is a hyperirritable, tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in that tissue and other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point therapy is a manipulation technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Pain relief is often experienced immediately.