Trigger Point Therapy and its Approach to Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Anyone suffering from myofascial pain knows how detrimental this condition can be. Everything from sleep to completing daily tasks is considerably more difficult and often painful. However, there are some treatments that can mitigate the worst symptoms of this condition.
Trigger point therapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment without the harmful side effects of prescription drugs, and can help myofascial pain patients. Most chiropractors are able to educate myofascial pain patients about the benefits of trigger point therapy, and the process itself can be tailored to each unique patient based on the nature of their pain.
The experts at Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas, NV are keen to help myofascial pain patients understand the options available to them for managing their condition. Let us help you learn more about trigger point therapy and the many benefits it brings with it.
Understanding the nature of myofascial pain
Myofascial pain syndrome is complex. The condition itself is more of an umbrella term for a form of chronic pain and is often characterized by symptoms such as:
- Muscle tenderness and aches;
- Sensitive spots throughout the body;
- Trouble sleeping.
On their own, each symptom is not a sign of this condition. However, when several are combined and stick around for a while, then it’s time to consider them as hallmarks of myofascial pain syndrome.
This chronic pain disorder is often associated with referred pain, where pain shows up in one part of the body, but originates in another part of the body. Repetitive stress on specific muscles or nervous system issues may be to blame.
It’s important to see a chiropractor to get to the root of the problem. With a thorough diagnosis, a chiropractor can get a better idea as to what’s causing your unique symptoms. Then, it’s time to develop a treatment plan uniquely suited to addressing your condition.
Trigger point therapy for pain relief
For myofascial pain syndrome, trigger point therapy is a go-to treatment option because it addresses the small but persistent pockets of pain that pop up throughout the body. Patients with nagging back and hip pain in particular often report excellent results from this therapy.
Trigger point therapy is effective at addressing muscle knots and areas where the muscle has been strained or torn. Through the targeted pressure applied, blood flow is navigated to these areas, promoting and accelerating the healing process. Your chiropractor may decide other treatments will be helpful as well, including spinal manipulation, myofascial massage, and targeted, low-impact exercise. Together with trigger point therapy, chiropractors are able to deliver a more targeted form of relief to patients that addresses their unique pain, wherever is persists and however it presents.
Overcoming daily pain
Medicating for chronic discomfort or simply living with it aren’t healthy options for dealing with myofascial pain syndrome. Trigger point therapy could offer relief in a capacity you didn’t think possible. It often has benefits within the first few sessions, and those who stick with it long-term frequently find themselves in control of their chronic pain like never before.
Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas, NV wants to show you the power of trigger point therapy. When used in conjunction with a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) treatment plan, you could find yourself living better than you have in recent months. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.