First of all, you have to know what these “trigger points” are all about. Those tiny contractions you sometimes feel are the so-called “trigger points” that develop in areas of the body which have become overworked or injured. These points may develop from postural strains from sitting or standing improperly, anxiety, repetitive movements, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental toxins.
The most well-known individual who suffered from chronic back pain was the late John F. Kennedy. The pain in his back was so severe that he thought of resigning as the nation’s 35th president. His personal physician, Dr. Janet Travell, had been credited with treating Kennedy successfully based on her Trigger Point Neuromuscular Therapy.
This was in the 1960s and, although Travell’s research was reported in several medical journals, her theory was classified, albeit unofficially, as homeopathic medicine alongside acupressure, which was the treatment used back then for trigger points. It wasn’t given much attention because it was considered similar to acupressure which was viewed in that era as quack medicine.
At the time, people were treated only in the painful areas unlike today when technology actually enables doctors to see muscles, tissues, and joints from computers and find out those trigger points. Additionally, doctors are now aware that these body parts can send “pain” messages to other parts of the body. Your shoulder, for instance, can trigger pain in your neck, arm or mid-back.
All of us have trigger points, some with more and others with less. How much pain we feel depends on how many trigger points we have that create tightness, lingering pain or disrupting the balance and movements of our bodies. Listed below are the symptoms which have been linked to trigger points in back muscles (in no particular order):
- Genital pain.
- Ear aches.
- Pain in the neck and jaw.
- Restless leg.
- Numbness in feet and/or hands.
- Heart arrhythmia.
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome.
- Pain in the lower back.
- Tennis elbow.
- Pain in the joints.
To get longer-lasting pain relief, consider the Trigger Point Self-Treatment System developed by The Healthy Back Institute co-founder Jesse Cannone. Simple, complete, and easy to follow, all you have to do follow a set of guidelines so you can line all your pressure points and then relax while you apply pinpoint amounts of pressure to those trigger points.
Features of the Back Pain Trigger Points System
Together with Steve Hefferon, Cannone came up with the Back Pain Trigger System to help chronic back pain sufferers fix their own trigger points. In the words of Dr. David Simons, Travell’s co-author of “The Trigger Point Manual,” when you treat your own trigger points, you address the pain that goes with them and it is “not just a way” for temporary relief.
Here are the features of this revolutionary system:
- 16 treatment digits are used for point accuracy as well as complete pressure depth control.
- The design enables the user to release his or her very own trigger points anywhere in his or her body while he or she relaxes.
- Comes with a 20-paged pictorial guidebook complete with illustrations and instructions.
- The treatment digits have soft rubber tips to prevent scratching the user’s skin.
- Comes with a large platform for stable treatment.
- No straining or pulling involved.
- Comes with a 90-minute free DVD of “Conquering Your Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain” valued at $39.95.
- With a money-back guarantee of 90 days.
Pros and Cons
- The treatment can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
- Treatment time is ten minutes or less per session.
- The Trigger Point Self-Treatment System was developed by a neurological chiropractor with board certification.
- Because it is “self-treatment,” you don’t have to wait to visit a doctor or a physical therapist to get pain relief.
- Affordable for those on a budget.
- User-friendly whenever necessary.
- Convenient to bring anywhere because it is portable.
- An all-natural approach to pain relief without the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
- Benefits may be short or long term depending on the user’s particular needs.
- There have been no “cons” reported for the Trigger Point Self-Treatment System to date.
What Customers Say About It
Although this representation was unable to find customer reviews of the Trigger Point Self-Treatment System on Amazon, according to those found on other third party websites, the majority of users were satisfied with it. A 56-year-old woman from San Jose California reported relief from deep and lingering pain in an uncommon spot – the left cheek of her buttocks – within two weeks of using it.
Retired Chicago Fire Department Chief Bennie L. Crane from Illinois reported immediate relief from a chronically sore hip and back, an expected aftermath after 34 years on Chicago streets as the head honcho of the Windy City’s firefighters. According to 70-yearold Crane, his painful problem was resolved as soon as he started using the system; he doesn’t even use a walking stick anymore.
Based on reviews, the Back Pain Trigger Points Self-Treatment System has been a satisfactory product for so many customers. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find many positive reviews of the product on its official website but scour the internet and you will find other reviews with the same satisfied and positive reports on third party websites, meaning this product actually works for many people.
Like all products, however, this may not be for all people who have chronic back pain or issues related to it. On the other hand, if you said “yes” to any or most of the symptoms associated with trigger points mentioned elsewhere in this article, you should consider using the product. If you aren’t satisfied with it, you can always cancel your order within the 90-day trial period and get a full refund.