Do you have painful muscle knots? Are they affecting your range of motion? Those muscle knots are known as trigger points and are common in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Those trigger points may be the source of your chronic tension headaches, neck pain, or low back pain. You may not give much thought to those tight bands of tissue, but trigger point therapy may relieve the tension and the related pain, helping you feel better. Catalyst Chiropractic offers Trigger Point Therapy Services In Blaine Minnesota.
What Exactly Are Trigger Points?
Tight, tense muscles are a common cause of neck and back pain. When rubbing your sore muscles, you may even feel the muscle knot causing your pain. Trigger points are a lot like muscle knots. However, they may cause more than just localized pain. Trigger points, like those muscle knots, develop from a direct injury to the muscle or from overuse. These injuries create sensitive areas of tight muscle tissue — trigger points — which may be acute or latent.
● Acute trigger points are a lot like muscle knots, causing general aches and pains when you’re at rest. The pain may worsen when you press on the tight band of tissue, or you may feel the pain in another area of your body, which is called referred pain.
● Latent trigger points may not cause pain; however, these tight bands of tissue may affect mobility and movement or cause muscle weakness.
Causes Of Trigger Points
Though trigger points are a type of pain condition, they may trigger tension headaches, low back pain, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Trigger points may also develop from stress and tension related to some other chronic pain condition. No matter the cause, trigger point therapy is one of the primary treatments.
Trigger point therapy focuses on relaxing your tight muscle knot, easing pain, and improving mobility. Trigger point therapy includes a combination of trigger point injections and physical therapy. In addition, chiropractic care may be recommended to improve spine alignment and posture as well as massage therapy to help you relax. Whether acute or chronic, trigger points cause pain that may affect sleep and mobility. But trigger point therapy relieves your pain and may prevent a recurrence.
Catalyst Chiropractic is staffed by highly trained professionals who understand how to maximize your experience and your health with trigger point massage therapy. The commitment that our staff makes to understanding your unique needs allows them to help you get the full benefit of massage therapy. To get long-term relief from your trigger points, give Catalyst Chiropractic a call today at (763) 205-3781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss trigger point massage therapy and to schedule an appointment with one of our massage therapists.