Ever wonder if you could benefit from Trigger point therapy? If you live with chronic pain, the answer may be a resounding yes.
When we experience pain our body tightens. It is trying to protect us. The problem is long-term tightness that does not release translates to even more pain and stiffness.
Trigger point therapy can be used as an effective tool to help reduce muscle tightness and spasms. It can also help to bring back and restore a normal range of motion if it has been lost.
How it works
A trigger point is essentially a section of out of control muscle tightness, meaning you are not tightening the muscle on purpose and cannot release it either. This system of release is done using just the human hand. The hand is run over the patients’ skin pressing gently to feel the muscle layer and take note of where tight bands, nodules, and knots are. As they are located, pressure is applied using either fingertips, instruments, or even elbows depending on the area of the body and pressure needed. The pressure is held and sustained until the muscle lets go and relax.
You will know when the practitioner finds a spot that needs to be released. It feels tight, uncomfortable and often painful at first. Proper breathing is very helpful during trigger point release to ease the sensation and allow the body to relax and let the knot being focused on, go.
Taking deep slow breaths and releasing them as the doctor or therapist presses downward helps to focus your mind on the breathing rather than on the sensation which can sometimes be intense. The great part though is that when a band or knot does release? You feel much better, more mobile, and looser. It is very much worth the effort.
What Trigger Point Therapy Can Help With
It can help you to increase or restore range of motion
Trigger point release can help free up circulation
It can help to reduce chronic pain
Lessen muscle spasms
Trigger point can help to improve muscle tone
It can help you feel more relaxed and decrease stress
If you live with pain, stop. Let us help. Make an appointment today by calling 239-332-2555 to the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. Chiropractor and Nutritionist located in Fort Myers, Florida.
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