Muscle Trigger Points, Pressure Pain Threshold, and Cervical Range of Motion in Patients With High Level of Disability Related to Acute Whiplash Injury
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy,
Fernández–Perez AM et al. – The local and referred pain elicited from active trigger points (TrPs) reproduced neck and shoulder pain patterns in individuals with acute whiplash–associated disorders (WADs) with higher levels of disability. Patients with acute WADs exhibited widespread pressure hypersensitivity and reduced cervical mobility. The number of active TrPs was related to higher neck pain intensity, the number of days since the accident, higher pressure pain hypersensitivity over the cervical spine, and reduced active cervical range of motion.