Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy, Tucker GA
The practice of Chiropractic therapy employs a wide variety of treatment solutions to address myofascial or muscle pain.
For patients who sustain some type of muscle damage as a result of an accident or mishap, Trigger Point Therapy may be suggested by your Chiropractor as a means of treating the most delicate areas of your injury.
What Are Trigger Points?
When your muscles are exposed to major trauma and are damaged as a result, myofascial trigger points can develop, which appear as small knotty deposits in your body.
Trigger points can be present for several years after the initial accident took place and, if ignored or left untreated, can lead to excessive stiffness and chronic pain.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is designed to address the main source of pain through the use of isolated pressure and release methods.
Where other techniques and solutions provide effective pain relief by addressing the areas surrounding your injury, Trigger Point Therapy is able to hone in on the exact location(s) of your pain, allowing doctors to address the core causes of your damaged or injured muscle.
Other considerations to keep in mind are:
- Trigger Point Therapy has the recipient participate with their Chiropractor in a mixture of deep breathing exercises and ongoing communication that specifies the type of discomfort you experience while therapy is performed.
- Most patients notice results immediately when it comes to pain reduction; usually returning to their normal daily routine after just one visit!
How Do I Know If I Have Trigger Points?
Although the pain level associated with Trigger Points differs from patient to patient, most people notice an underlying soreness and/or intense ache that surrounds the injured area.
If you happen to experience numbness or some type of “pins and needles” sensation around the affected area on a consistent basis, these are often signs that trigger points are present.
If you have been involved in some type of accident within the last ten years and have been dealing with a certain level of pain around the injured area, you should setup an examination with one of our experienced Chiropractors as soon as possible.
How Do Chiropractors at AICA Tucker Diagnose Trigger Points?
In order to find out whether or not your muscles have developed trigger points, one of our licensed Chiropractors will need to conduct a comprehensive examination of the areas of interest.
During the checkup, your Chiropractor will feel for bumps or lumps that exist within your musculature.
You will recognize if your doctor has discovered a trigger point when you suddenly feel pain in the specific area they are applying pressure to.
Treating Trigger Points
There are several techniques that your Chiropractor can use in order to address and treat the trigger points they’ve identified. Some of the more effective forms of treatment include:
- Direct Pressure
- Dry Needling
- Spray-Stretch Technique
The most popular method for treating trigger points is through applying direct pressure. With this, your Chiropractor uses their thumb or finger to help release or soften the tight muscles surrounding the affected area of your body.
This allows blood to move freely to and from your injury, which encourages the healing process.
Depending on your particular condition, your Chiropractor may suggest a number of at-home solutions you can apply on your own time, such as leaning against a small rubber ball to help relax damaged tissue.
Similar to acupuncture, this method uses fine needles that are directly inserted into the center of each trigger point. This action is completely painless and helps diminish the size of your trigger points so that they can be massaged away easily.
For most patients who use this technique, the duration of their sessions are likely to to last no more than fifteen minutes.
This solution sees a cooling agent applied to the injured muscle, which is immediately followed by controlled stretching. Although this specific type of treatment can be effective, it is not always practical depending on how constrained your movement and the type injury you have sustained.
Post-Trigger Point Treatment
After our Chiropractors are able to remove and treat your trigger points completely, it is essential that you keep your body well hydrated in order to effectively release the toxins that have accumulated in the affected areas. Unreleased toxins can make you sick in one way or another.
In addition to this, you may want to consider preparing an Epsom salt bath to assist with the reduction of muscle soreness and the removal of toxins.
Learn More About Trigger Point Therapy By Calling AICA Tucker Today!
If you would like to setup a FREE consultation with one of our physicians, please do not hesitate to contact us at 404-592-1186.
AICA Tucker is the region’s most experienced Chiropractic clinic with locations in every major community including:
- College Park
- Sandy Springs
We are available 24/7 to setup an appointment and can provide free transportation to and from your office visits if you are unable to transport yourself due to the seriousness of your injury.
It is important to understand that most insurance policies cover the costs associated with Chiropractic care, similar to meeting with your primary care physician.
However, if you are unsure whether or not you are covered, let our staff know as we can call the insurance provider on your behalf!
If you happen to be around our Tucker location, feel free to stop by our office us as we also welcome walk-in or same-day visits!
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