Please! Stop saying trigger points “don’t exist”
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I’d like to ask all my fellow skeptics to please stop saying that the sore, aching spots we call trigger points “don’t exist.” This has become common in recent years. Try this instead:
“The clinical phenomenon of sore spots, popularly known as ‘trigger points,’ obviously does exist, but its nature is unclear.”
Please also remember that there’s an excellent chance that some people, perhaps even many people, have probably suffered from more and nastier “sore spots” than you can personally relate to. When you deny the “existence” of that phenomenon, people who do have those spots… they notice that denial.
Criticize the sloppy science. Roll your eyes at the overconfident claims made by trigger point therapists everywhere. By all means: do dismiss the dogma, do fight the hype. But please don’t deny the phenomenon; stop telling people that what they are suffering from isn’t actually a thing. Please.
See the index of all PainScience.com content about trigger points. (Whatever the 🤬 they are.)