Myofascial Therapy is used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic condition. The therapy focuses on improving skeletal muscle immobility and reducing pain by stimulating your muscles, particularly the stretch reflex that is found in your muscles. This manipulation will relax muscles and improve blood flow and help the lymphatic system balance fluid better.
The fascia is the thin fibrous connective tissue that is in your entire body. It serves as another layer of protection for your muscles and organs. Sometimes fascia becomes distorted, and the fibers pull in all directions and result in pain in that area, and sometimes in areas not related to the area.
At Integrated Health Solutions, we have used myofascial therapy to reduce muscle pain for many patients. The outcome is less pain and tightness in the muscles.
What are the Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
The symptoms are in the muscles. Your muscle will become very painful, and it will not stop hurting. As a matter of fact, it will only get worse, even after you have tried other methods to get rid of your pain. You may also feel a knot in your muscle that continues be bothersome. Unfortunately, many patients say that the pain wakes them up at night and they have trouble sleeping.
Often after injuries or repetitive use, highly sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers can form in your muscles. These sensitive areas are aptly named as trigger points. A trigger point in a tissue may be what is responsible for the painful ache in your muscle. When this pain continues and worsens, it is myofascial pain syndrome.
Some conditions that benefit from Myofascial Therapy include:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
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If you have myofascial pain syndrome, you will benefit from chiropractic services. At Integrated Health Solutions, we are trained to use myofascial therapy and can use it to reduce your extreme muscle pain. For more information on how chiropractic care and medical treatments can help you ease your pain, contact us to schedule an appointment today.