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Pain, sensitivity, and tightness throughout your body can be a nuisance and may even keep you from working, spending time with friends and doing the things you love. It could be that this is caused by something called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Understanding more about this disorder and what treatments are available can help you move beyond the pain and improve your quality of life.
The causes of myofascial pain are numerous. Essentially, tight muscle fibers can have sensitive areas--called trigger points. These points can cause pain throughout the entire muscle and even radiate into other nearby areas of the body. While often this is a temporary thing, it can persist or become worse. When this occurs, it is called myofascial pain syndrome.
One of the best ways to reduce the pain and sensitivity involved in myofascial pain is a procedure known as myofascial release. This is a safe and effective treatment using “hands-on” treatment. The trained expert uses gentle pressure over time to restore motion and eliminate sensitivity. It is not painful and offers excellent results in many cases. It works to bring relief to the trigger points--healing your body from the inside out.
If you are seeking myofascial release in San Rafael, it is common to be a bit nervous about what will occur. First, the practicioner will discuss your pain points and put together a plan that will target the trigger points and bring you relief. Then, the actual release session will begin.
This treatment can be very relaxing, much like a massage. However, unlike simple massage, there will be no lotion used, and the practitioner will ask for feedback throughout the process to make sure he or she is reaching your myofascial release trigger points. Your myofascial release chiropractor will move slowly and methodically over your sensitive areas. While the procedure itself can offer some relief and comfort, most of the time 2 or 3 sessions will be required for an individual to start feeling long-term results.
As you can see, this treatment program can be quite beneficial for many people who have chronic pain. If you are interested in learning more about myofascial release in San Rafael or you have any chiropractic-related questions, contact us at Nystrom Chiropractic Group. Our team of experts is always ready to help you feel your very best!
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