trigger points

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on trigger points...
Connective tissue treatment

Connective tissue treatment

Connective tissue is the master connecting organ of your body - integrating movement, the brain, circulation, immune function, and emotional expression.
The toll of whiplash

The toll of whiplash

Whiplash has a long term impact: pain, fatigue, mood swings, arthritis, and other symptoms can persist for years. You need a multi-system approach to healing.
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
Guest article on Trigger Points

Guest article on Trigger Points

A guest article on the significance of myofascial trigger points and how to quiet them down.
How I palpate for restrictions of movement flow

How I palpate for restrictions of movement flow

Active and passive palpation techniques are ideal for finding zones of movement restriction in the body.
Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Chris Mallac describes different causes of shin splints and how to respond to each variety.
Proven link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Proven link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Researchers have proven the link between weak neck muscles and headache. Learn a simple exercise that will help strengthen this key area.
Sacroiliac joint injury and piriformis pain

Sacroiliac joint injury and piriformis pain

The sacroiliac joint and the muscles that support it are common sources of low back and buttock pain. Discover how to minimize shear stress in the sacroiliac joint and avoid pain and injury.
When relaxation isn’t enough

When relaxation isn’t enough

What are trigger points? Everybody's got them, and they can cause pain and other havoc. Discover why simply relaxing can't get to the core of your problem, and the simple therapeutic approach that can.
Treatment for whiplash

Treatment for whiplash

Discover the latest scientific information about whiplash injuries and effective treatment for symptoms of whiplash.
Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

If you've been regularly practicing the exercises described in Dr. Lavine's Top Five Exercises for Your Low Back, your lower spine has probably made a lot of progress. Still, you might need something extra to achieve maximal results. What’s the most important exercise I’ve left off my short list? Stretching the piriformis muscle.
Fibromyalgia and chronic pain – The latest science

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain – The latest science

I hate chronic pain and fibromyalgia. It seems like a divine injustice that people should suffer so endlessly and seemingly needlessly. At least research is beginning to uncover some of the basic physiology behind these conditions. Read on to learn more.

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