Saturday, August 2, 2008

CHARECTERISTIC TRIGGER POINT DISTRIBUTION IN POST-WHIPLASH CASES

Working with trigger points associated with whiplash-associated disorders, fibromyalgia, nontraumatic chronic cervical syndrome, and endogenous depression Ettlin T et al (2008) found:
Patients with whiplash showed a distinct pattern of trigger point distribution that differed significantly from other patient groups and healthy subjects. The semispinalis capitis muscle was more frequently affected by trigger points in patients with whiplash.
They examined for trigger points of the semispinalis capitis, trapezius pars descendens, levator scapulae, scalenus medius, sternocleidomastoideus, and masseter muscles bilaterally.

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