Trigger points cause true pain
There is a strong likelihood that you are walking around with a few latent trigger points at this very moment; the problems begin when these latent points become active. Trigger points are sensitive areas in the muscle or connective tissue, known as the fascia, that cause pain when they are compressed. The nature of the pain is that it radiates out from a single point, causing pain in the layer of tissue that covers our whole body known as the myofascia. Another facet of trigger point pain is that it causes referred pain in parts of the body seemingly unconnected to the original epicenter. Trigger point pain can be so severe as to convince people that they are having a heart attack. At Associates in Chiropractic, we focus on deactivating trigger points using nonsurgical, noninvasive manual methods.
Deactivating trigger points manually
Deactivating trigger points means: restoring normal muscle function, reducing local and referred pain, and improving circulation in the affected region. At our office in Hackensack, we use a technique known as Trigger Point Myotherapy to deactivate trigger points without the necessity for hypodermic intervention. Also known as neuromuscular therapy, the technique involves applying varying levels of pressure with the fingers and knuckles in short intervals to alleviate the muscle spasm associated with trigger point pain. This technique relaxes the tissues in the trigger point region, releasing stored up lactic acid and improving circulation in the local region. The result is: improved range of motion, oxygen circulation and, most importantly, alleviation of pain symptoms.
Trigger point relief starts with an accurate diagnosis
Because trigger point pain is often referred, it is important to have a physical examination to determine the true origin of the pain. If you are interested in learning more about trigger points and how we can help, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today.