Symptoms of Trigger Points

in the Abdominal Muscles

There are numerous symptoms caused by trigger points in the abdominal muscles.  Many of these symptoms can be quite disconcerting and sometimes frightening to someone because they are felt in the viscera, reproductive organs, and other muscles (such as the back).  They also create symptoms of illness.
Travell and Simons discuss the symptoms listed below.

Abdominal Trigger Points can cause symptoms of:

  • Heartburn
  • Menstrual pain
  • False appendicitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Food intolerance
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Backaches
  • Colic in babies
  • Stomachaches
  • Bed wetting in older children and adults

Pain and false symptoms can be created in the :

  • Esophagus
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Colon
  • Other internal organs, including false heart attacks.

Pain can be felt in:

  • The groin
  • Rectum
  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
  • Vagina
  • Penis
  • Testes
  • Prostate symptoms & impotence in males
  • Painful intercourse for both sexes

This is a long and varied list and rarely do we find trigger points in other muscles causing such visceral-somatic symptoms.  Perhaps, you have experienced some of these symptoms and could not find the reason. The reason might be abdominal trigger points.  It might be worthwhile to examine your abdomen for trigger points.
Our course on Abdominal Trigger Point Self Care helps you find your trigger points.