Living with ongoing aches and pains can be difficult, which is why it's important to get treated for your musculoskeletal problem. Sunlife Rehabilitation Center is a Miami-based chiropractic center offering services like trigger point therapy, a type of treatment that provides muscle pain relief.
What Is It?
A trigger point is a tense band of muscle. Muscles can tense up due to any number of factors, ranging from overuse to traumatic injuries. The trigger points can also be knots, and tender spots found throughout the body. In trigger point therapy, these problem areas are targeted for release.
During trigger point therapy, our chiropractor applies pressure to trigger points to release them. In some cases, massage therapy is required to release tight knots in the deep tissue. Spinal decompression is a method that can be used alongside trigger point therapy, as it's also used to target muscle tension. During this treatment, the spine is gently stretched until the pressure is released.
What is Trigger Point Therapy Used For?
Trigger point therapy is primarily known for treating myofascial pain syndrome, although it can help treat injuries, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome. This form of therapy is ideal for someone who frequently experiences bouts of muscle knotting. If you've sustained an auto accident injury that has caused your muscles to become sore and tender, this form of therapy will be appropriate for chiropractic treatment.
Whether or not you need trigger point therapy will depend on what symptoms you have. If you are experiencing muscle pain, spasms, soreness, and tenderness, then you'll need to check in with our Miami chiropractor for a consultation. Myofascial pain can be debilitating, making it difficult to walk or move around. While some cases of muscle pain can go away after a few weeks, it's recommended that you seek care if the muscle pain lasts longer than that.
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Sunlife Rehabilitation Center is a Miami-based chiropractic clinic. We specialize in spinal decompression and auto accident injury care, but our services also extend to trigger point therapy. If you are interested in learning more, contact our center to schedule an appointment. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.