What is a Trigger Point?

There are about 400 muscles within the human body, together making up approximately half of your weight. Trigger points can arise within any of them. They come in two basic varieties: active and latent. An active trigger point is associated with excruciating pain. A latent trigger point, on the other hand, reduces range of motion and can result in structural misalignment.

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The Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

In the past, chiropractic care was considered a questionable form of alternative medicine by many in the healthcare establishment. Popular culture was unsure about the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments too, with Homer Simpson playing the part of a groundbreaking chiropractor by pushing “patients” over his trashcan.

The effectiveness of chiropractic care, though, could not be denied. Today, integrative pain management clinics standardly include spinal manipulation as one of many strategies to achieve pain relief.

Part of the way that chiropractic has been proven is with research, which has shown that this form of medicine has a beneficial impact on numerous health conditions—just a few of which are discussed below.

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Understanding Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition in which the peripheral nerves are damaged, typically leading to symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hands or feet.

Sometimes the cause of neuropathy is an existing health issue. Sometimes there is no known source, meaning that some cases of neuropathic pain are idiopathic (arising spontaneously or from an unknown cause).

Basically, the term neuropathy is used to refer to a wide spectrum of nerves and parts of the body. The symptoms that result will differ based on the nerves involved:

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