Trigger Point Therapy Brings Healing Relief to a Range of Conditions
Trigger point therapy, also referred to as myofascial release, is a type of soft-tissue massage work offered by some massage therapists and chiropractors, including our Seal Beach chiropractor at Integrated Wellness Centers.
The focus of trigger point therapy is to detect, address and release trigger points that have formed within the skeletal muscle of the body. These points often arise as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers in that area, and they cause pain when pressed. They can also impede ideal muscle and bodily function at work, in sports, and even during routine activities throughout the day.
However, the artful manipulation of these fibers by our Seal Beach chiropractor in myofascial release, massage, and soft-tissue work results in the relieving of tension in the knotted muscle, which alleviates the source of the pain.
Trigger point therapy and myofascial release can be highly effective in bringing relief to a number of conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lower back issues
- Heel pain
- Sports injuries
Trigger point therapy has even been shown to improve motor functioning in persons with Parkinson's disease. Research is ongoing to show the efficacy of myofascial release in relieving the symptoms of serious diseases.
The taut, painful points that are the target of trigger point therapy can be caused by a range of issues. Some of the top trigger point causes include:
- Auto accident
- Overuse at work or in sports
- Muscle injury
- Muscle strain
- Serious illness
Fortunately, Seal Beach trigger point therapy from our chiropractor can assist with healing and releasing trigger points in the body, no matter what the cause. Myofascial release can also assist by focusing on soft tissue work and massage to further enhance the results.
Trigger point therapy can assist with disrupting the pain cycle that is so often caused by accumulated trigger points in the body. The gentle application of pressure in a manual procedure allows for the release of adhesions so that the muscle can loosen, relax, and return to its normal state.
Trigger point therapy and myofascial release bring a range of both general and specific healing benefits, including:
- Improved circulation
- Better flexibility
- Pain relief
- Improved range of motion
- Increased stamina
- Better athletic performance
Trigger point therapy can greatly enhance the overall quality of life. For those suffering from painful adhesions in their musculoskeletal structure, Dr. Douglas Poff, our chiropractor at Integrated Wellness Centers of Seal Beach also serving the Long Beach, Los Alamitos, and Westminster areas in California, offers trigger point therapy for a range of issues. Combining additional soft-tissue work and therapeutic massage with myofascial release can be an extremely effective approach against the accumulation of trigger points.
If you suspect trigger point therapy could be the answer to your health issues, contact Integrated Wellness Centers today. Feel free to ask any additional questions you might have or book an appointment to receive an individual assessment.