All You Need to Know About Trigger Point Therapy

All You Need to Know About Trigger Point Therapy

December 06, 2019 / Daniel J. Kraus, D.C.

If your muscles are overused or stressed from trauma, inflammation, and electrolyte imbalance, you may have painful “knots” or trigger points. These develop when your muscles twist, causing them to adhere to their surrounding fascia. In today’s post, your expert back pain rehab clinic, Terrapin Care Center, discusses how our trigger point therapy can manage this painful condition:

 

Understanding Trigger Point Therapy
 
Trigger points can cause severe muscle stiffness and pain, compromising your range-of-motion. They can also cause pain in the neighboring muscles of the trigger points. Not only do trigger points cause extreme discomfort, they can also inhibit your mobility, making it difficult to complete your daily tasks. This can lower both your daily efficiency and quality of life.
 
To treat this problem, your reliable back pain doctor may recommend undergoing trigger point therapy. This can involve manual manipulation of your muscles, applying direct pressure on the affected areas. It aims to naturally ease the muscle tension in the trigger points through palpation.
 
For more severe cases, we may also administer trigger point injections as an adjunct therapy. This usually contains a local anesthetic, saline, and a corticosteroid, a combination designed to deactivate the trigger point, releasing the muscle knots under your skin.
 
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
 
Trigger point therapy is an effective pain relieving method for those with sciatica, disc herniations, or disc bulges. Your trusted back pain specialist may also include it in your care plan if you have chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. Patients with osteoarthritis of the spine, knee, or hip may find this option beneficial as well. It is also a great pain management option for individuals who have had failed back surgeries.
 
With trigger point therapy, we will be able to help you safely restore your muscle strength, improving your ease of movement and your overall quality of life. As an added bonus, this pain management option may be used in conjunction with other therapies as well.
If you have any further questions about trigger point therapy, call us at (301) 220-1930 or complete our form. We serve Silver Spring and Greenbelt, MD.