We all have areas of our bodies that are more prone to pain than others. Some parts of our bodies are more prone to pain since these areas may be in a constant state of tension which can cause muscle spasms and other unpleasant sensations. Trigger Point Chiropractic Therapy, also known as myofascial release therapy, is an effective way to reduce or eliminate this pain by targeting specific spots on your body with concentrated pressure.
Prime Health and Wellness is a chiropractic clinic that offers specialized treatment for chronic pain. We specialize in trigger point therapy, designed to release tight muscles in the body that are causing you pain.
What are Trigger Points?
A trigger point is a small, tight knot in muscle fibers, most commonly caused by trauma or chronic stress. Trigger points are often hard to reach because they may get trapped inside the muscles.
Trigger points can be found all over the body where there is muscle tension. These are caused by repetitive motions and have been known to contribute to pain even though it does not necessarily cause it.
Trigger points, often feel like a knot or tightness in a specific area of your muscles, tend to come about when you repeat an action too many times without taking breaks from that motion.
Trigger points usually feel like pea-sized bumps just below the surface of the skin that you might not notice until something blunt, like a fingernail, for example, rubs against them. The rubbing motions can trigger them to pop up into little marble-sized lumps.
When we experience emotional, chemical, or physical stress, it can lead to a trigger point. Trigger points are often tender and painful. They are the reason behind the painful sensations in the affected muscles when they are tightened up as your body tries to protect itself from further injury. Painful points result in restricted motion causing weakness and limited movement. The pain is accompanied by fatigue due to muscle spasms caused by these trigger points.
What is a Trigger Point Chiropractic Therapy?
Trigger Point Therapy is a type of bodywork that involves applying pressure to specific points on the muscle. The therapy helps remove toxins from your muscles when they are tensed, as well as relieve pain and inflammation associated with tightness in specific areas. Trigger point therapies help improve flexibility by helping massage away all those pesky knots in our muscles.
Trigger point massage therapy is designed to target specific areas of the body and alleviate pain through a focused care plan. A chiropractic intervention may include stretching, applying pressure with your hands on the trigger points in that area. When you release all built-up tension in these problem areas, they can relax back into normal function easily.
Trigger points can be found by an experienced and licensed chiropractor. They can reduce the discomfort patients feel with trigger therapy, which has long-term benefits.
Benefits of Trigger Point Chiropractic Therapy
This old technique, used in a variety of fields for over 150 years, has seen recent advances. Trigger point therapy is most often associated with physical therapists and patients suffering from chronic pain and injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also an effective treatment when combined with chiropractic care.
Trigger point massage therapy is a modality that is beneficial to patients of all ages and walks of life. Some athletes seek the service for quicker healing from injuries. Additionally, office workers often find relief in it as well by reducing tension caused by sitting behind desks.
Trigger point massage therapy is a treatment option for many types of chronic pain, such as knee problems and headaches. It can also relieve joint aches or sciatica.
Furthermore, trigger point chiropractic therapy, when combined with other chiropractic interventions, is convenient as the primary form of care for the various conditions, such as:
- Back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Numbness and pins and needles
- Shoulder and knee conditions
- Muscle tightness
- Sporting injuries
- Elbow pain
- Heel pain
How Does It Work?
At Prime Health + Wellness, trigger point therapy is available in different ways.
Trigger point therapy is the process of applying direct pressure to a sore or tight muscle. By pressing on these points, chiropractors can release and flush out blood from any affected muscles while restoring flexibility and strength. The least invasive form of this approach entails using fingers instead of instruments to stretch the muscles as well.
Trigger points can feel like little marbles under your skin, which is not a pleasant experience. However, it does not usually hurt when you press on these spots. In some cases, trigger points become sensitive, and the pain will shoot through you if pressed down too hard during therapy sessions. The painful feeling happens as chiropractors identify the trigger points as safe zones for pressure relief and other purposes.
As your chiropractor applies pressure, they may ask you to rate the severity of discomfort on a scale from one being minor and ten being severe. The therapist will apply gradual pressure until you reach a five or six in pain intensity before applying steady pressure. This technique helps to reduce the pain until the patient does not feel any pain at all. At which point, like magic -the trigger is assumed deactivated!
Trigger points are a common muscular injury that can cause severe pain. However, if the pain did not subside after a trigger point chiropractic therapy, your chiropractor will reassess your conditions to identify the root problem. In cases of severe and prolonged chronic back or neck pain, Dr. Zacahry Langgle is your go-to guy for treatment at Prime Health + Wellness clinic.
This therapeutic technique encourages the muscles to relax, loosen up, lengthen and strengthen. By manipulating trigger points with moderate pressure since too much pressure can cause them to tense, a chiropractor helps reduce pain and increase mobility.
In terms of the recovery phase, every patient is different. The number of factors that determine how quickly you recover from a condition is not easy to enumerate, but there are some primary factors. Pain levels and age have been known to slow down the recovery process in previous cases. Your chiropractor will be able to tell you more about your specific situation after taking into consideration some factors, such as trigger points on the body. Other underlying issues are taken into consideration, like pain caused by trigger points.
Why Prime Health + Wellness?
Prime Health + Wellness is a health and wellness company established to help individuals be their best selves. Our team has an array of services such as nutritional guidance, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and more to help you reach your goals. With our knowledgeable staff, we can provide both holistic and traditional medicine approaches for each individual’s needs. Prime Health + Wellness strives to work together with clients as an initiative to make clients feel confident in their journey. We offer our clients tools on how to become healthier in body, mind, and spirit.
With the help of a Lisle and Downers Grove Chiropractor, Dr. Zachary Langgle offers safe relief for chronic pain such as headaches or disc disorders with no drugs or surgery involved!
Dr. Langgle is a 2009 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He believes in holistic healthcare as he enjoys making his patients feel great through chiropractic care. Moreover, he also includes wellness and nutritional counseling to help clients become healthy, with lifestyle changes. He uses many different techniques such as Gonstead, Diversified Activator Sports Medicine Extremity Adjusting to help change the lives of people without any use of drugs or surgery!
Furthermore, Dr. Langgle is also capable of performing the following chiropractic treatments:
- Activator Methods – The Activator Method utilizes an adjustment tool that delivers consistent LOW force but HIGH-velocity movements which helps ensure precision performance. It is proven, effective, and safe.
- Active Release – The process starts by identifying the affected area, followed by breaking up and removing any scar tissue to promote better blood flow. Active release promotes faster healing of specific areas that were previously damaged or injured.
- Diversified – Prime Health Wellness specializes in a technique called the diversified approach. This can help restore the range of motion and reduce pain. It is a hands-on chiropractic adjustment. It also includes applying short or low amplitude and fast thrusts over each restricted joint one at a time, aiming to restore the normal range of motion in your back.
- Extremities – Extremity adjustment has proven to be an excellent treatment for those suffering from joint stiffness, pain, and limited motion. It is a non-invasive therapy that involves manipulating joints to restore optimal range of motion or function.
- Myofascial Release – Myofascial release is a hands-on chiropractic approach that can evaluate and treat pain while restoring the range of motion in muscles, connective tissues, or fascia. This helps to hold your whole body together better for you to feel more comfortable as well.
- Intersegmental Traction – Intersegmental traction is a chiropractic therapy that gently stretches the spine to increase mobility. It helps reestablish proper range of motion in no time, and it is also gentle for anyone who might need some relief from tightness or pain.
Get the treatment you deserve today and enjoy a pain-free and active lifestyle by booking an appointment with Dr. Zachary Langgle, ensuring health and well-being for generations to come!