The formation of trigger points is associated with two principal causes:
When we are stressed or anxious we become more likely to clench our muscles. This repeated stress-clenching then goes on to leaves muscles vulnerable.
Poor posture or repeated movements can lead to trigger points forming near to the strained muscle.
Chiropractic adjustment can be very useful in helping to resolve trigger points, as well as massage therapy.
Where stress is believed to a contributory factor, stress counselling is recommended as a means to deal with the root cause of the condition.