More than 26 American adults frequently experience low back pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. To find relief, many people turn to trigger point therapy. Practiced by many types of healthcare providers (including medical doctors, osteopaths, and massage therapists), trigger point therapy involves detecting and releasing trigger points (spots in the skeletal muscle that produce pain when compressed).
Although research on the use of trigger point therapy in treatment of back pain is fairly limited, several studies show that combining trigger point therapy with other healing approaches may help alleviate chronic low back pain. For more help in treating chronic backaches, consider alternative therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic care. There's also some evidence that taking up a regular yoga practice may benefit your back. Read the article: Trigger Point Therapy for Back Pain