2020 Jan 15

Myofascial Trigger Points – Definition, Importance and Self-Care

By |2020-01-16T08:08:20-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What are myofascial trigger points? These are tender and tight spots within your muscles (Figure 1).  Trigger points are linked to a condition called myofascial pain or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).  While MPS is commonly accepted among clinicians, there is still debate about how to define MPS and what causes it.  Myofascial pain is [...]

2020 Jan 3

Craniosacral Therapy for Chronic Pain

By |2020-01-03T00:48:39-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that works with the soft tissue structures of the body aiming to release restrictions around the spinal cord and brain and subsequently restore body function (1).  The craniosacral system is defined as a recognized, functioning physiological system, including the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounding the spinal [...]

2014 Dec 9

Smoking: Bad News for Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments

By |2014-12-09T08:33:08-05:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Cigarette smoking (CS) has clearly negative effects on the musculoskeletal system.  Epidemiologic evidence also shows that smoking is a risk factor for chronic pain, including back pain. In terms of the musculoskeletal system, the relationships of cigarette smoking with the reduction of bone mineral content, osteoporosis and fractures are the best known.  However, there is evidence of [...]