If you’re experiencing back pain or stiffness, then there’s a good chance that the culprit is your myofascial system. In simple terms, “fascia” is the name for the connective tissue found directly underneath your skin. The fascia system is extremely important – it essentially holds your body together. But some experts are now saying that the fascia can get damaged or “tangled up”, which can lead to chronic pain, stiffness, and trigger points, or “knots of pain” in your back.
This is exciting news as it opens new doors in the treatment of back pain. In other words, if you’ve been dealing with back pain, then the issue could very well be in your fascia and not your back.
Back Pain Therapy Using Myofascial Techniques
Myofascial release is a new term coined after specialists who use a variety of different bodywork techniques to “release” the fascia system underneath your skin. One type of myofascial treatment that most people are familiar with is massage therapy. When one massages their body, the fascia web underneath the skin stretches out and releases tension, which can help soothe aching backs.