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Trigger Point Therapy - Rectus Abdomini

Posted by Judith Winer on

Trigger Point Anatomy - Rectus Abdomini     Trigger points in the rectus abdomini are often associated with lower back pain The rectus abdominis flexes the lumbar spine, depresses the rib cage and stabilizes pelvis during walking.  This is the muscle which is activated while doing so-called "crunches" because it pulls the ribs and the pelvis in, and curves the back.     Rectus Abdominis - Trigger Point Referred Pain Maps   These muscles are also used when a child is delivered, during bowel movements, and coughing.  When this muscle is exercised and layers of fat disappear from the abdomen,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition of the digestive system whose full cause is unknown IBS is the most common gut problem worldwide, with an estimated 20% of the population of the US experiencing symptoms,13% in Canada, 12% in the UK, and 6.9% in Australia. Full and reliable statistics are not available for the whole world and diagnosis varies from place to place.  IBS can affect anyone at any age, but it commonly first develops in young adults and teenagers and is twice as common in women as in men.    ...

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Trigger Point Overview - Rectus Abdominis

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Latin rectus, straight; abdominis, of the belly/stomach The rectus abdominis is divided by tendinous bands into three or four bellies, each sheathed in aponeurotic fibers from the lateral abdominal muscles. These fibers converge centrally to form the linea alba. Situated anterior to the lower part of the rectus abdominis is a frequently absent muscle called the pyramidalis, which arises from the pubic crest and inserts into the linea alba. It tenses the linea alba, for reasons unknown.   Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points   Origin Pubic crest and symphysis pubis (front...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Rectus Abdominis - Trigger Points   Active Trigger Points in the Rectus Abdominis muscles can refer pain to back and across the mid-line.  Whereas trigger points typically refer pain to the side of the body in which they are located, rectus abdominis trigger points are known to sometimes refer pain bilaterally. These trigger points are relatively common and may develop either as a result of sedentary lifestyle or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, as a result of over-use or poor exercise technique. In many cases pain will be referred to the lower and mid back. In other...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating The Abdominals

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Treating the Abdominals - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Trigger points in the abdominals are common. These are "vanity" muscles, and are often enthusiastically overworked. In these cases especially, trigger points invariably become active, causing the muscles to become less efficient, and leading to a vicious cycle of injury and pain.  Trigger points in the abs are not restricted to gym-rats. They are also surprisingly common with those who sit for long periods in their work, such as desk workers or long distance drivers. Left untreated, these trigger points are often associated with lower back pain. Stomach pain must...

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