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Trigger points are muscle knots that can refer pain to different areas of the body. Certain Trigger Points are even related to different diseases. In this episode, we talk about:

--How EVERYBODY has Trigger Points to some degree. And how every patient at The Prather Practice with Musculoskeletal problems receives Trigger Point Therapy.

--The definition of Trigger Points and the pain they cause. And how most doctors can miss the true source of the pain due to a lack of understanding of these Trigger Points.

--That PMS cramps "can go away immediately" by releasing Trigger Points. Plus, how spasms of the esophagus and other internal problems can be treated through Trigger Point Therapy.

--Why kidney problems can kick off certain Trigger Points. And how those Trigger Points, in turn, can also affect the kidneys.

--That releasing Trigger Points can help reduce Anxiety and Depression levels immediately. And why everyone should be checked annually for Trigger Points by a Structure-Function specialist.

--How we could achieve a 60% savings in our nation's health care costs with an 85% improvement in the health of the nation if we had a health care system based on 80% Structure-Function Care and 20% Disease Care.

--The treatments for Trigger Points, including: Manual Pressure, Spray and Stretch, Rapid Release, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Needling, and Trigger Point Injections.

--Why the body spasms post-surgery and results in every post-surgical patient having Trigger Points.

--How Trigger Point Therapy is covered by insurance. And how John F. Kennedy wouldn't have become President of the United States without Trigger Point Therapy.

--Why people fly in from all over the country to be treated for TMJ by Dr. Prather. And how Trigger Points are heavily involved with TMJ and 70% of all Headaches.



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