What are trigger points in Fibromyalgia?

One of the terms often used when talking about fibromyalgia is trigger points. But what are these dots? In the article we bring you today we are going to explain and go deeper into this term.

Trigger points in Fibromyalgia

Trigger points in fibromyalgia refer to points of pain. Although people with fibromyalgia suffer from widespread chronic pain, the reality is that this pain is usually concentrated in a number of specific areas of the body, called trigger points.

These are the areas of the body that are most sensitive to touch, since with slight pressure they can cause acute pain.

Recognizing Trigger Points

To recognize these points you have to put pressure on them. The result will be that the patient will suffer unbearable pain produced by that pressure, which may be mild.

The 18 trigger points

11 to 18 points of pain may be present in a patient suffering from fibromyalgia. They are usually found near the joints, in areas near the neck, hips, back, knees, buttocks, or elbows.

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The list of trigger point locations in patients with fibromyalgia is as follows

  • Occiput: insertions of the suboccipital muscle.
  • Lower cervicals: front side of the C5-C7 intertransverse spaces.
  • Trapezium: midpoint of the upper margin.
  • Supraspinous: in the origins, above the scapula.
  • Second rib: second costochondral union.
  • Lateral epicondyle: 2 cm distal to the lateral epicondyle.
  • Gluteus: upper external quadrant of the buttock.
  • Greater trochanter: after the prominence of the trochanter.
  • Knee: fat pad on the inside of the knee, near the joint.

Pain Relief

One of the fundamental indications of hyperbaric oxygen is chronic pain and Fibromyalgia, fundamentally Fibromyalgia. It is a prevalent pathology in women of adult age that is very disabling and we use hyperbaric oxygen to achieve very specific protocols, very determined to ensure that these people end up asymptomatic and that they do not have to take any more medication in the future.

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