If you're suffering from chronic pain, it is often difficult to determine where your pain is coming from or why. At Castle Health and Wellness Chiropractic in Upland CA, we offer natural treatment methods to help alleviate pain, including myofascial release. Our chiropractor can diagnose your condition and determine if myofascial release is right for you.
What Is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release is an effective and safe hands-on therapy performed to alleviate pain and restore an optimum range of motion. Our chiropractor will look for trigger points to able to accurately locate any restrictions in the myofascia that may be causing tense tender muscles, and in turn muscle, neck, or back pain. Myofascial release uses gentle massages to manipulate painful areas. Our chiropractor will determine how much pressure is needed to relax and release muscles or tissues. Myofascial release allows our professionals to formulate a unique plan of action to address the unique individual pain troubling each patient.
This treatment method is natural and non-invasive. It not only alleviates pain, but allows your body to heal and prevents it from tightening up again.
How Does It Work?
Myofascia refers to your muscles and the densely woven, web-like tissue covering and penetrating your muscles, veins, bones, and arteries, as well as vital organs like the heart, lungs, brain, and spinal cord. The fascia forms one continuous covering existing from head to toe, connecting each part of the body to every other part. When any part of this becomes tight and forms knots, it can cause pain that spreads throughout the body. By finding certain painful areas, our chiropractor can loosen them, in turn alleviating pain in other areas of the body.
To determine what areas need work, our chiropractor applies firm but gentle pressure to your muscles and looks for a corresponding muscle reaction that may or may not be anywhere near where he is touching. This can cause a muscle to twitch or cause a referring pain somewhere else in your body.
Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
The myofascia can become tight and rigid as a result of scarring after a muscle injury heals. It can also be caused by repetitive motions, inflammation, poor posture, a pinched nerve, emotional stress, thyroid disease, diabetic neuropathy, or working or living a cold environment that causes you to shiver and clench your muscles.
Schedule Your Appointment with Our Chiropractor
If you are suffering from chronic pain or are healing from an injury, our chiropractor can help. Myofascial release can provide spinal corrective care to relieve your back or neck pain and many other chronic pain conditions. At Castle Health and Wellness Chiropractic in Upland, CA, we will form an individualized treatment plan for your pain or condition. Our chiropractor can answer any questions you have about myofascial release. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.