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What Causes Me To Develop Trigger Points
Let's try this..: Simply put, human cells have a "self-destruct" key that kills the cell when it mutates (apoptosis.) when that system fails, the mutated cells begin to grow and replicate outside the normal boundaries of the human system. Those mutated cells rob the healthy system and grow unfettered - a cancer. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Myofascial release: Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. First described by andrew taylor still and his early osteopathic students, the therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what dormant condition/predisposition could start causing one to have seizures?
New cause is likely: You are asking about dormant conditions and predisposition. These are actually less likely to be cause of new seizure than a new cause. Sometimes a new cause is not obvious at first, but a thorough investigation of possible new causes should be the first step. Sometimes a definitive new cause can not be found. Even in those cases, seizures can be prevented with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes can be varied: The causes for generalized anxiety disorder can be varied. Often the various anxiety disorders run in families, but it is not absolutely clear whether the cause is hereditary or learned behaviors. If your parents tend to be anxious & high strung, they have taught you to relate to the world the same way. ...Read more
Possibly: Irritation/ damage to upper airway can trigger coughing. You could also aspirate small amounts of vomitus into your lungs. Please get help. ...Read more
Unknown.: The cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown. The current research shows that it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors that lead to a central sensitization syndrome. This means there is an abnormal pain signaling process in the brain and spinal cord. Precipitating factors include physical and mental trauma as well as infections, and autoimmune diseases. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Infection: Peritonitis is an internal infection inside the abdomen. It can come from may factors such as intestinal perforation (primary peritonitis), or infection of pre-existing ascites fluid (secondary peritonitis). It is often a serious condition needing intravenous antibiotics and surgery if the peritonitis is from an intestinal perforation. ...Read more
Separate problems: The headache and back pain are separate problems and need to be addressed separately, but simultaneously for successful pain management outcomes. In many cases headaches and back pain go together although reasons for the association is unclear. My recommendation: see pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Trigger points: A trigger point describes a tight band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group which causes radicular, sharp pain. There are a variety of treatments for trigger points including deep tissue massage, myofasical release, dry needling and injections. Discuss this with your physician to see if you indeed have trigger points. ...Read more
Hi Dr, could you please explain the difference between the swollen glands that related to HIV symptom and other illness , how can we distinguish them?
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