Non-specific low back pain (NS-LBP) is commonly conceptualised, categorised and treated as inflammatory and/or mechanical in nature. There is no universally accepted definition for mechanical or inflammatory LBP, however, there is evidence to support the involvement of both mechanical and inflammatory factors in its generation. Following from this nosological separation, there are two distinct approaches […]

Myofascial trigger points (MTPs) are routinely diagnosed and treated by clinicians in many musculoskeletal health disciplines. MTPs have been associated with numerous clinical conditions and prevalence studies claim that they may account for 30-85% of patients complaining of regional muscular pain.1 Despite the widespread acceptance of MTPs as an important clinical entity the diagnosis of […]