Understanding and identifying trigger points is essential for targeted pain relief. At Tennessee Spine, our licensed healthcare professionals specialize in diagnosing and treating trigger points to help you experience lasting relief. In this guide, we'll explore the importance of identifying trigger points and how we can help.
Identifying Trigger Points
A licensed healthcare professional can help you identify trigger points through a comprehensive physical examination, which may include:
Palpation: Gently pressing on the affected area to feel for tight bands or knots within the muscle.
Range of motion testing: Assessing your flexibility and mobility to identify limitations or restrictions caused by trigger points.
Referred pain patterns: Understanding the way pain radiates from the trigger point to other areas of the body.
Medications: Certain medications, such as proton pump inhibitors and metformin, can interfere with B12 absorption.
While a professional assessment is recommended, you can also attempt to identify trigger points on your own by gently pressing on the affected area and noting any tender spots or localized pain. It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.
Schedule an Appointment Today
At Tennessee Spine, we're committed to helping you achieve lasting pain relief. Our team of experts will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that targets the source of your pain and promotes overall well-being. To discuss your options and schedule an appointment, please call us at (865) 286-5421