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What causes me to develop trigger points?

What causes me to develop trigger points?

Trigger points: These are caused by damage to the muscles and superficial nerves. Injections of subcutaneous mannitol over the nerves and/or acupuncture can be very beneficial in correcting this problem. ...Read more

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My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the cells that can trigger cancer to develop?

Could you tell me what happens to the cells that can trigger cancer to develop?

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

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What causes trigger finger? Can scoliosis causes it?

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 more

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Can you tell me more about myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

Can you tell me more about myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

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

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What causes back spasms? Can shrimp trigger them?

What causes back spasms? Can shrimp trigger them?

No: Back spasms often come from overused or injured muscles. Eating schrimp should not cause them. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what dormant condition/predisposition could start causing one to have seizures?

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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 more

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Could you please tell me the causes of generalized anxiety disorder and does heredity cause it?

Could you please tell me the causes of generalized anxiety disorder and does heredity cause it?

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

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Help plz! Can purging cause the person to develop a chronic cough?

Help plz! Can purging cause the person to develop a chronic cough?

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

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What could lead to fibromyalgia?

What could lead to fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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How do stress cause my asthma to be trigger. I don't understand how stress can be a trigger?

How do stress cause my asthma to be trigger. I don't understand how stress can be a trigger?

Yes it is: Stress is one of the five major asthma triggers , the feeling of anxiety and fear make you feel short of breath and paneky , and that is the trigger, yes stress can put asthma symptoms on overdrive and make it much worse. ...Read more

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What causes someone to develope peritonitis?

What causes someone to  develope peritonitis?

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

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Can you tell me docs, is back pain that causes severe headaches something to worry about?

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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

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What can cause someone to develop carsickness?

What can cause someone to develop carsickness?

Sensitivities: We know there is a strong association with migraine, which likely involves an inordinate sensitivity of a neurotransmitter, glutamate, and this does run in families. Any dysfunction of inner ear connections can destabilize on motion, and also provoke carsickness. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does trigger points mean in orthopedic terms?

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

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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?

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?

Probably: not. Some minor illness will have small lymph nodes. Hiv associated lymph nodes are usually greater than 2 cm. However they are non specfic and can occur in other infections and in cancer, Hence HIV test or see a doctor if primary infection is suspected ...Read more