Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain by Lucy Whyte Ferguson DC, Robert Gerwin MD

By Lucy Whyte Ferguson DC, Robert Gerwin MD

This concise and simply referenced scientific textual content brings jointly editors from a variety of disciplines—including chiropractic, osteopathy, actual remedy, and medicine—to tackle healing techniques to universal muscle and joint discomfort. geared up via leader criticism, each one bankruptcy follows a established layout that takes readers from review and review, via a case heritage, to a deliberate application of rehabilitation, generalization to comparable stipulations, and a therapy protocol. Readers will discover key changes in evaluation, therapy, and rehabilitation—a nice reduction in identifying the easiest remedy for every sufferer. The book’s sensible, case learn process addresses a number of components affecting myofascial integrity, together with mental matters, sleep styles, meals, and health. A word list defines interdisciplinary nomenclature.

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Ical perpetuating factors are discovered both through the histO Y l and by phYSical examination. H istory taking can u ncover activities that result i n ergonomic s tresses as has al­ ready been discu ssed. Physical perpetuating factors are out­ lined in the preceding section on physical examination. SELF CARE General Principles The patient is instructed in proper d iet, for n utritional p ur­ poses , but a lso to avoid stress of the temporoma ndibular joint when that is i nvolved. Hard or cru nchy foods are to be avoided (nuts and hard , raw vegetables such as carrots or lettuce) .

I n termit­ tent cold may be applied, and then therape u tic stretching is performed. The patient is ta ught to do self­ stretches. Trigger point i njection, or intramusc u lar stim­ ulation (a technique developed by Chann Gunn [ 4 5 ] ) usi ng acupuncture need les, o r simply releasing t h e trig­ ger poi nt by d ry needling the trigger zone with a n Treatment ojAcute Headache. Patients someti mes present as an emergency and req u ire acute treatment to relieve u n ­ relenting headache. The s u bject can be placed supine on a treatment table i n a darkened room.

H istory A. The fre q u ency, location, and triggers of headache B. Correct associated medical problems. E. Obtain dental consultation from a dental expert in myofascial-related headache if relevant. F. ) Instruct in a self-treatment program stretches and of corrective techniques. G. Reassess if the headache persists. C . Any family history of headache. Manual Myofascial Techniques for Release of Muscles Involved in Headaches E d i torial N ote by L ucy Whyte Ferg uson, D . C . M a n u a l myofascial release techniques are an in tegral part of the treatment of patients with headaches.

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