A trigger point, also known as a knot, in your back, neck, or shoulders can make it difficult to comfortably get through your day. At ChiroMom in Bellmore, NY, we provide trigger point therapy to reduce your pain and help you feel your best. Before visiting us, learn more about this treatment below:
What are Trigger Points?
You may be familiar with the feeling of a knot in a muscle, which is often a tender and tense area that causes persistent pain. Along with that, the trigger points are actually taut areas of skeletal muscle. Some people feel pain when pressure is applied to trigger points, while others do not. In addition, they can also reduce blood flow and result in muscle weakness.
Active vs. Passive Trigger Points
Some trigger points are active, which means that when pressure is applied to it, the pain is felt in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the neck may lead to pain in the mid-back. A passive trigger point, however, is simpler. Pressure that occurs on that specific point only results in pain in that specific location. Both active and passive trigger points can be treated with trigger point therapy.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
During trigger point therapy, our chiropractor will place pressure on your trigger points, which temporarily cuts off the circulation to the tissue that is affected. Not only that, but it can also help your body open up small blood vessels that may help reduce pain.
Before treatment, we will speak with you about any regions that are causing pain and examine the area to determine the location of your trigger points. Afterward, our chiropractor will utilize pressure to relieve any pain. You may experience some discomfort when the pressure is applied, it should fade quickly. While you may notice relief after your first session, we may recommend additional appointments to help you heal fully.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are considering trigger point therapy, our team at ChiroMom in Bellmore, NY, is happy to help. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your initial consultation, contact our office at (516) 221-1212 today. When you’re seeking a chiropractor near me, we look forward to assisting you!