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CTB treatment for inflammation vs health risks of steroids and NSAIDS

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Written by Sandy Efflandt
Updated over a week ago

Steroids are very useful in calming severe inflammation. Unfortunately, they are often misprescribed in pain conditions because practitioners don't understand the origins of pain. Any form of pain over or near joints, tendons and bursae is generally given a "diagnosis" like tendonitis or bursitis, but this fails to take into account the fact that trigger point referred pain often is felt in these exact areas.

Given the incredible frequency of trigger point referred pain, the net result is millions of patients being given symptomatic treatment like anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections, neither of which do anything to treat the underlying cause. NSAIDs can cause liver damage, and steroids must be carefully limited because they cause degeneration and potential rupturing of connective tissue.

In the absence of obvious physical damage or acute injury, the CTB approach to resolving trigger points has a high rate of success. Even in those cases, trigger points are often entirely responsible for ongoing perceived pain after the injury heals. We have success with many clients who had been living with their pain for years, moving through an escalating series of symptomatic treatments, often culminating in surgery.

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