Thérapie des points Trigger

En deux mots :

Traiter des points musculaires en relation avec vos plaintes.

 

Explications :Zone douloureuse générée par un point Trigger du cou mimant une névralgie cervico-brachiale

Les Points Trigger sont des zones musculaires associées à des symptômes variés pouvant se situer ailleurs.

Le symptome le plus commun est la douleur, y compris viscérale ou dentaire. Certains points correspondent à des douleurs mimant une crise de névralgie cervico-brachiale = NCB (schéma), sciatique, crurale, clunéale, pudendale, ou autres. On parle de fausse névralgie même si la douleur est équivalente à la vraie compression neurale.

Ils peuvent aussi générer maux de tête, étourdissements, acouphène, gènes digestives, syndrome prémenstruel, etc.*. Leur ignorance conduit souvent à une plainte chronique. Des tests manuels permettent de les trouver. L'action mécanique et réflexe sur ces points a pour but d'atténuer les symptômes correspondants. L'auto-traitement des Points Trigger est très souvent inefficace. Les tests de toniquologie réalisés en séance permettent de faire un traitemen ciblé.

En amont, la prise en charge par un professionnel ayant une approche globale des dysfonctions posturales (SDP, posturologie) de son patient peut être nécessaire pour diminuer la chronicité ou le risque de récidives. Dans cette démache on tient compte de nombreux critères allant du chaussage aux éventuelles somatisations**.

 

Références

*Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2 volumes en anglais) Relié – 9 novembre 1998 de David G. Simons (Auteur), Janet G. Travell

**(manifestation corporelle d'un stress psychosocial ou une souffrance psychologique) .

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