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Trigger Point Therapy - Erector Spinae

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Erector Spinae Muscle       Treating Erector Spinae Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     Over 30 million Americans experience lower back pain, and it is one of the most common reasons for missed work and the second most common reason for a doctor’s visit The Erector Spinae muscle actually consists of three columns of muscles, the Iliocostalis, Longissimus, and Spinalis, each  running parallel on either outer side of the vertebra and extending from the lower back of the skull all the way down to the Pelvis. The Erector Spinae provides the resistance that assists in...

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Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

Posted by Judith Winer on

    Lower back pain is often associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is often attributed to “structural” factors such as pinched nerves, herniated disks, and arthritic degeneration.  In reality, these kinds of problems are often just minor factors in back pain. In fact, most acute and chronic back pain may be associated with trigger points. The body tends to shut down around pain to avoid further noxious stimuli. Part of the way it does this is by using trigger points. Depending on how long the symptoms have persisted, we see certain “classic” trigger points when dealing with Lower back Pain (LBP). For example - the erector...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Stretching the Erector Spinae Muscles

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Stretching the Erector Spinae - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Trigger Point Therapy Course - Treating Back Pain - Click Image Above for Details     Interestingly and contrary to what some of us have been taught the erector spinae muscles don’t hold the spine erect In fact, it turns out that most fibers are electrically silent during postural work (Kippers 1984). This muscle group is designed to activate during extension from flexion, i.e. standing upright from bending forward.   Erector Spinae - Common Trigger Point Sites   The erector spinae has three divisions each of which may manifest...

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Low Back Pain - Erector Spinae Muscles

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Taping for Low Back Pain - Erector Spinae Trigger Points   Online Course - See Details   Erector Spinae Muscles Iliocostalis. Iliocostalis cervicis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Longissimus. Longissimus capitis. Longissimus cervicis. Longissimus thoracis. Spinalis. Spinalis capitis. Spinalis cervicis. Spinalis thoracis. The erector spinae, also called the sacrospinalis, comprise three sets of muscles organized in parallel columns. From lateral to medial, they are: iliocostalis, longissimus, and spinalis.   Erector Spinae Trigger Points   Origin Slips of muscle arising from the sacrum. Iliac crest. Spinous and transverse processes of vertebrae. Ribs. Insertion Ribs. Transverse and spinous processes of vertebrae. Occipital...

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Treating Common Back Pain

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Point Treatment - Erector Spinae   The erector spinae muscles are constantly working - most people will develop trigger points here - a common and easily treated cause of back pain The Iliocostalis and Longissimus are both very long back muscles that run parallel with the spine. Pain from active trigger points is typically referred downwards into the lower, mid and upper the back. These muscles are used almost all the time when you are awake, as they are important "posture" muscles. It is this constant activity that makes them so vulnerable to developing active trigger points. Regular massage, trigger point therapy...

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