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  • Writer's pictureDr. David satterfield

What The Trap ?

Updated: Jan 23, 2020



chiropractic, massage, trapezius

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธThe trapezius muscle is a common source of dysfunction for many. The upper โ€œtrapโ€ specifically becomes overactive and can fell stiff or tight leading to upper back and neck pain. This is often due to poor posture,improper breathing, and/or stress.


๐Ÿ”‘Chiropractic care to improve the function of the body combined with therapies such as trigger point can help decrease muscle stiffness.


๐Ÿ“œโ€ The study aimed to assess the effects of compression trigger point therapy on the stiffness of the trapezius muscle in professional basketball players (Part A), and the reliability of the MyotonPRO device in clinical evaluation of athletes (Part B.) The present study showed that a ๐’๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž session of compression trigger point therapy can be used to ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž the stiffness of the upper trapezius among professional basketball players.โ€ -Journal of Human Kinetics

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