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What Causes Trigger Points
Quadratus lumbrorum : Typically quadratus lumbrorum painful trigger points will cause lower back pain due to its posterior location at the back, attaching the lower ribs to the iliac crest. However, if there is involvement of the gluteal muscles and hip region, due to anatomic instabilities produced in the kinetic chain, especially while walking it is possible to have referred pain to the groin or thigh as described. ...Read more
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Can having trigger points in your neck cause burning stinging and numbing pain? Please help if you can? What type of exam is done?
Definitely!: Trigger points can cause all those symptoms - usually not in the arms though. Trigger points cause pain to radiate along the muscle groups. If you have pain and numbness in your hands / arms then it is possible to have a pinched nerve. I would see a chiropractor or pain specialist for the exam and to get the actual diagnosis ...Read more
What is the difference in chest pain caused by scalene trigger points versus pain caused by pericarditis? Could one be confused for the other?
Could be similar: Pericarditis causes sharp chest pain relieved by sitting up, leaning forward; it often radiates to the left lateral neck muscle (trapezius). Like the low-back muscles which can experience spasm associated with pain radiating down the leg, the cervical spine (neck) muscles attach to the 1st 2 ribs and can cause pain in the head, arm, back and chest, relieved by physiotherapy or acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the trigger point: is due to an injury, yes as that point may B the area of injury. may have been minor trauma that U did not even remember. if not it could B due 2 DVT (clots) and requires immediate eval by an md. this would also be the cause of swelling. if this is the case get in ASAP 2 be evaluated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can trigger points in teres major or minor cause arm to ache and maybe swell slightly? Pain feels like it's coming from teres area. Not sure if swolle
Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?
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