What Can Myofascial Release Do for You?
Pain that lingers deep in the body may not be from an injury. It could be from the tightening of your connective tissue. These rigid trigger points aren’t just uncomfortable. They reduce your mobility and can make you more likely to get injured. That’s why myofascial release is one of the most important therapies we use at Aqui Chiropractic Clinic LLC in Bartow, FL.4
What Are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are knots or unusually stiff areas in your body’s myofascial tissue. They can appear deep in the joints or along muscles. Normally, this connective tissue is elastic. It can stretch when you move while staying strong enough to support your muscles and joints. Rigid trigger points mean your myofascial tissue isn’t functioning properly.
What Causes Them?
Injuries can lead to trigger points. If directly damaged, the connective tissue may tighten up to protect itself. It may also tighten due to injuries elsewhere in the body.
Stress is another major cause of myofascial strain. Psychological stress takes a toll on the body in many ways, including the development of trigger points. These points are commonly found along the neck and shoulders where people tend to hold tension.
Physical stress from overexertion and overuse can also damage the fascia. For instance, overuse injuries like carpal tunnel may lead to you developing tight knots along your arms and spine.
How Can Myofascial Release Help?
Your chiropractor will identify and target these trigger points in your body. He may guide you into stretches to release and re-align your connective tissues. Direct pressure may be applied, similar to a deep tissue massage, to treat stubborn trigger points. It may take a series of treatments to experience the full effect, but you should see dramatic improvement after just one session.
Myofascial release can:
- Increase your flexibility and range of motion.
- Make it easier for you to rehab an injury, as you’re no longer held back by pain and stiffness.
- Boost your blood circulation in the affected areas, speeding your healing process.
- Strengthen your immune system.
- Manage and relieve muscle soreness by releasing endorphins.
You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Alex Aqui
Do you need chiropractic treatment in the Bartow, FL, area? At Aqui Chiropractic Clinic LLC, we use the latest techniques and therapies to improve the health of our patients. It all starts with an appointment for a consultation. Our chiropractor can evaluate you and work out a treatment plan tailored to your health goals. Contact us today at (863) 534-3288.