Pain often seems to stem from invisible sources. The myofascial tissues, which are the membranes that wrap around the muscles of the body, connect the body parts. When these tissues become restricted, your movement may become reduced, causing muscle and joint pain. The myofascial release addresses this issue. Dr. Collins at Affordable Family Chiropractic provides treatment for myofascial pain in Glendale, AZ. Are you unsure if you are facing myofascial pain or something else? Our chiropractor can help you understand the steps you should take next.
Causes of Myofascial Pain
Myofascial pain is often associated with trauma, such as a car accident or repetitive motion stress. If you have a lot of anxiety or tension in your body, you may be more likely to experience this type of pain. You can also carry this pain for years without realizing it. When you get treatment to address the cause of the pain as well as the symptoms, you can feel a significant improvement.
Symptoms of Myofascial Pain
Myofascial pain may feel like a knot in your muscles, but most people simply experience aches and pains in the same area day after day. This is a trigger point. In some cases, trigger points are not located at the specific location of the injury itself. In some cases, the layer of tissues may not necessarily hurt. Instead, you may simply feel that your movement is restricted. You may feel immobile or inflexible.
Typically, myofascial pain is identified during a physical exam of the body. We will apply pressure on areas of the body, looking for areas with tight, rigid myofascial tissue. You may experience some discomfort when this happens.
Myofascial Release Is an Effective Treatment
Myofascial release targets those specific trigger points, reducing stiff tissues manually. Our chiropractor will apply pressure to the area and stretch the tissues through the skin. As we perform the massage, you may feel the trigger points stand out. We will work on these parts to diminish the layers of tissues that are causing your pain. You may undergo myofascial treatment in several parts.
Schedule a Myofascial Release Session with Our Chiropractor in Glendale, AZ
At Affordable Family Chiropractic, Dr. Collins is happy to answer any questions about your myofascial pain. If you are in the Glendale area and would like to learn more about our services, call our team today at (623) 742-5411 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.