Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy involves the applied pressure to painful, sensitive knots in your back in order to alleviate the pain on site and in other areas of the body.
What is trigger point therapy?
The word myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue in and around it (fascia). Myofascial pain often results from muscle injury or repetitive strain. When stressed or injured, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots, that cause pain and tightness. Trigger point therapy is a hands on technique that releases tight knots in your back. Many patients experience relief from pain during the first treatment. For others several treatments are needed before their pain starts to diminish. It is common for patients to experience some soreness for one to two days after treatment. This usually resolves after the first few treatments. You may experience fatigue as the chronically held musculature is allowed to relax and return to a normal tone, however some patients experience an increase in energy.
Conditions Treated by Trigger Point Therapy
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Reduce PainTrigger point therapy releases knots in your muscles and improves blood flow by reducing inflammation and releasing tight areas in your muscles. Dr. Chase Horton may use Dry Needling in some cases of trigger point pain due to the needle's ability to reach deeper tissue and affect a more specific knot.
Improve Range MotionReleasing trigger points allows tight muscles to relax and become more elastic, making it easier for you to stretch. In addition to exercises like yoga, pilates, and martial arts, releasing trigger points is the best way to improve flexibility and improve musculoskeletal health.
Improve PostureTight muscles are the primary cause of poor posture and treating the muscle's trigger point will restore the muscle's optimum length. Relaxed muscles allow you to stand up straighter and have less tension throughout the day.
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