Acupuncture, Trigger Points & Musculoskeletal Pain: A Scientific Approach to Acupuncture For Use By Doctors & Physiotherapists in the Diagnosis & Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain

BALDRY Peter E. [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780443066443

Churchill Livingstone 2004 3rd Edition

AU $135.00
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The third edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. It gives a comprehensive account of current knowledge concerning two very commonly occurring musculoskeletal pain disorders - the myofascial trigger point pain syndrome and the fibromyalgia syndrome. Myofascial trigger point pain syndrome is an all too common complaint. It often goes unrecognised or alternatively is passed off as trivial and ineffectively treated. This third edition gives a wide ranging review of current knowledge concerning it. The author, after having given a detailed account of the neurophysiology of pain in general, discusses at length the pathophysiology of myofascial trigger point nociceptive pain and the rationale for alleviating it by means of the acupuncture technique of superficially applied dry needle - evoked nerve stimulation at trigger point sites. Features: >Evidence-based: up-to-date & detailed information on the latest studies on trigger points, musculoskeletal pain, & the physiology of pain - giving the reader the most authoritative assessments available on this topic >Practical: treatment guidelines provided in step-by-step descriptions - so that the reader can apply the information directly in their clinic >Clearly illustrated: techniques & areas of pain & needling are thoroughly described in illustrations - giving the reader confidence in practice >Expanded chapters on highly topical subjects of fibromyalgia & neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points: covering symptoms commonly presenting in readers' clinics >More information on common problem of whiplash injuries: offering more treatment options for the clinician >New chapter on complex regional pain syndrome: helping the reader to identify & treat an often-misinterpreted pattern of pain. New to this edition: >Five new chapters >Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fully updated references >Includes all relevant clinical trial information >Part 3 includes information on a wide range of topics such as migraine, laterial epidondylalgia, repetitive strain injury, whiplash & pelvic floor pain disorders

255 x 195mm, 138 illustrations.


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Acupuncture      TCM Pain Management     

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