Pain that occurs in the body’s soft tissues (i.e., muscle pain) is called myofascial pain. It occurs most frequently in muscle areas that have been repeatedly contracted, such as can occur while doing your job, enjoying your hobbies or when suffering from stress-related tensions. Myofascial pain treatment is one of our specialties here at Blatman Health and Wellness. We treat patients by using a variety of healing techniques such as myofascial release, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, stretching, trigger point injections, Heartmath biofeedback, Healing Touch, environmental detoxification, aroma therapy, photon therapy (using infrared light) and massage therapy.
Myofascial Trigger Points
Myofascial trigger points are areas of contracted muscle tissue that is stuck in a contracted state. Trigger points can form as a response to injury and can cause extreme discomfort. They result in a continual shortening of the muscle, restricting its motion. Trigger points also result in the weakening of the muscle and pain, numbness, tingling burning, aching, cramping and an amalgam of other sensations can accompany them. Using the variety of techniques described above, we can address and heal trigger points. If you are suffering from trigger points or other pain and require myofascial pain therapy, contact us to set up an appointment.
Myofascial Issues Linked to Numerous Health Problems
The body’s myofascial system is a very new concept and only recently have scientists begun to fully understand the importance and effects of fascia. It’s well understood now that defects and injuries to the fascia system can cause difficult to treat pain in certain areas of the body. But did you know that myofascial pain can also be the cause of chronic migraines? There is also a possibility that scoliosis, or spinal curvature, could be due to a defect in the fascia. At Blatman Health and Wellness Center, myofascial pain help is one of our specialties. If you’re experiencing a pain in your body, call to schedule an appointment today.
Scoliosis Linked to Myofascial Defect
Growing evidence has linked scoliosis to a defect in the myofascial tissue system in babies and young children. It’s believed that by correcting this defect at an early age, the spine may be able to lengthen and grow at a normal curvature. Other patients have also reported significant relief after massages, chiropractic adjustments and other treatments that involve physical activity and stretching of the back and body. Currently, most medical practitioners recommend the use of a back brace and pain medication to manage to scoliosis. These new natural remedies may hold the answer to a more noninvasive treatment for scoliosis and other conditions involving chronic pain.