Stimulation of myofascial trigger points causes systematic physiological effects

Srbley, John; Dickey, James P.
June 2005
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p75
Academic Journal
Explores the neurophysiological interactions of the myofascial trigger point (TrP) complex by evaluating whether stimulation of one TrP site can influence the pain sensitivity at another trigger point site innervated by the same neurological segments. Role of neuroadaptive processes such as long-term potentiation and central sensitization, and potential management via modalities such as spinal manipulative therapy; Distinct processes in the neuromodulation effect.


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