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A Quick Look at The Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy

Did you know as many as 23 million Americans have dealt with a chronic disorder in their musculoskeletal system at some point in their lives? Musculoskeletal disorders are also one of the common causes behind disability in the working population.

A major contributing factor is the myofascial pain syndrome caused by myofascial trigger points. Let’s see how trigger point therapy helps:

What are trigger points?

A trigger point is any knot in the muscle that’s painful or feels tight due to some repetitive trauma to the muscle fibers. If the condition isn’t addressed immediately, the pain no longer remains centralized and extends to other body parts such as the back, knees, hips, and shoulders. This is because the knots reduce the blood flow to the affected muscles.

What is trigger point therapy?

Trigger point therapy addresses this issue by placing pressure precisely on the affected area and then releasing it. This form of therapy comprises a series of treatments aimed at releasing pressure from an affected area or a knotted muscle. The process isn’t painful at all; however, it might result in mild discomfort. The treatment comprises a series of methods, including chiropractic care, dry needling, and massage therapy.

A patient undergoing massage therapy for trigger point pain.

What are the benefits?

One of the most significant benefits of trigger point therapy is that it’s beneficial for many conditions, including migraines, headaches, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, and tinnitus. It’s also said to be effective against sports injuries and osteoarthritis.

The methods are minimally invasive. You don’t have to get under a knife to get rid of your debilitating pain. You don’t also have to worry about getting addicted to OTC painkillers or opioids or dealing with their side effects either. The therapy is also very personalized as it’s particular to your medical history and preferences. The therapist will figure out the best treatment for your condition.

The therapy not only helps you overcome pain but also improves motion, posture, and flexibility. Other than pressure relief, trigger point therapy also involves breathing exercises that also improve blood circulation.

If you’re looking for reliable and affordable Chiropractic care for your trigger point treatment in Shelbyville, you’ve come to the right place. At Shelby County Chiropractic, we provide safe chiropractic therapies for a wide range of conditions under the guidance of Dr. James Stapleton D.C and Dr. William Yadon D.C. Call us at 502-633-1073 to get started or book an appointment.

Disclaimer: All the information in this blog is created and published for informational purposes only and isn’t intended to substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult a doctor or other qualified health professional on any health concerns.