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TRIGGER POINT THERAPY: Many conditions involving the neck and back are associated with tight muscles which may eventually become chronic knots or "trigger points". These are areas that are typically painful to the touch and may cause radiation of pain into the midback, arms, legs, hips, buttocks and head. Muscles have 2 attachment points, 1 is to a relatively fixed bone and another is to moveable bone. As the muscle gets tighter it will pull on one of the attachment points causing pain. We need to identify both attachments in order to treat these problems effectively. By using specific manual techniques along with specialized therapies, I can break up these trigger points. Patients frequently experience amazing improvement in their pain and significant increase in flexibility and movement. If you have not had improvement with other types of treatment perhaps you have pain from a trigger point.