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MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS CONTRIBUTE TO MIGRAINE SYMPTOMS- Premier Alternative Health Center

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS CONTRIBUTE TO MIGRAINE SYMPTOMS- Premier Alternative Health Center

 

Current research is pointing the way to a link between myofascial trigger points (TrPs) and heightened sensitization of central nervous system pathways.  A recent study by Giamberardino et al, 2007 showed cervical TrPs with referred areas in migraine sites, contribute substantially to migraine symptoms, with the peripheral nociceptive input from TrPs probably enhancing the sensitization level of central sensory neurons.  What this ultimately means from a neuromusculoskeletal perspective is that treatment of  myofascial trigger points produces beneficial effects on migraine symptoms in patients in whom migraine sites coincide with the referred areas of the TrPs. These results suggest that migraine pain is often contributed to by myofascial inputs that enhance the level of central neuronal excitability.  Systematic local TrP treatment is an important therapeutic approach, as it can eventually allow a substantial reduction of doses of specific migraine drugs, which is particularly important for patients with problems of intolerance/allergy to these compounds. treatment includes spinal manipulation, ischemic compression, acupuncture (dry needling), and trigger point injections

 

 

 

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