Chiropractic Techniques - Soft Tissue
Trigger Point Therapy
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain resulting from hypersensitive muscles. Identifying trigger points is done by pressing on the surface of the skin and feeling the texture of the underlying muscle. It must be noted that this is not a massage.
What’s a trigger point?
A trigger point is like a knot that feels like a pea buried deep in the muscle. It is caused by lactic acid, a normal by-product of muscle activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress. It is often tender and painful. As affected muscles tighten their function and motion are restricted, causing weakness and pain. In extreme cases, muscle cramping can result.
Trigger Point Therapy is performed in several ways. The least invasive is by applying direct pressure or stretching of the affected muscle. Deliberate pressure with a thumb, elbow or an instrument is used to release the tight muscle and helps flush out accumulated toxins.
Trigger Point Therapy is a natural way to relax muscles and restore strength and flexibility.
Please contact the Pittsworth Chiropractic Clinic with any questions.