People are confused, frustrated, and tired of chronic pain with little understanding of why they have pain in their neck, head, back, arms, legs, or shoulders.
Muscle is the largest single organ of the human body and accounts for nearly 50 % of body weight.
As one study noted, myofascial pain accounts for as much as 85 % of the pain people suffer today. Myo means muscle; fascia (pronounced fasha) is the connective tissue holding the body together; therefore, myofascial pain is pain caused by injured muscle and/or fascia.
Acute and chronic myofascial pain due to myofascial trigger points is very common in general medical practice.
Trigger Points are hypersensitive areas that can occur in any muscle, from head to toe, causing pain and tightness.
Trigger points, felt as "knots," are not normally present in muscles. They develop in response to trauma resultingfrom accidents, sports, occupation, repetitive actions,
disease, falls or even birth.
Besides trauma, physical and/or emotional stress can frequently activate trigger points.