It can be confusing trying to figure out exactly how to trigger point yourself.
How often do you do it? How hard do you go? Do you repeat it? How do you know if you are on the right spot?
These are all legitimate questions.
Pain has become a much discussed and debated topic as of late within the health care communities. Pain used to be viewed as a side effect or symptom of a disease process. It was thought that once you fix, cure, or calm down the disease process, the pain will go away. The pain was looked at as a side effect.
Now research is showing that pain can become a separate disease process and not just a symptom of another disease. Research has been increasing in this topic since the Institute of Medicine released a report calling on academia, government, and physician groups to develop a plan for treating and managing pain.
They are the machines of the body. Every finger movement, every eye blink, every cough, and even every toe wiggle is controlled by your muscles. And usually, it’s not just one muscle involved. It’s tens to hundreds of muscles for even the smallest movement.
Each flick of the finger fires off millions of neurons throughout the brain, spine, and central nervous system to contract and relax these muscle groupings. And all of this is just to scratch your nose.
2016 has been a big year for changes at Cohen Trigger Point Center.
Foremost, 2016 started with the passing of my father, and the founder of our practice, Dr. Jeffrey H. Cohen. He started the practice on April Fools Day, 1976. He was fond of joking that we have been fooling people ever since. He was a pioneer in bringing the treatment of muscles and soft tissue into the field of chiropractic through the treatment of trigger points.
Dr. Cohen specialized in Nimmo’s Receptor Tonus Technique for treating trigger points. He treated many entertainers, celebrities, and athletes. His love for helping people out of pain was legendary. His loss will be felt in the chiropractic community (and in our practice) for many years.