Myofascial Release Therapy for North Charleston
There are many kinds of pain and many ways to deal with the pain. One treatment that many people in North Charleston are unaware of is myofascial release therapy (MFR).
Pain is often felt in the muscles of the body when they are tense, overworked or damaged. A person can take pain medication to manage the discomfort and in extreme cases they may seek surgery. However, there are other alternatives that should be considered as they are natural and noninvasive. Let us look at one possibility: myofascial release.
What Is Myofascial Release?
To begin, we will need to go into an explanation of the fascia. The fascia is a thin, strong, elastic connective tissue that covers the muscles and organs within the body. It is there to stabilize and protect the systems of the body and help them work in harmony. When the fascia is in good condition it webs through the body, comfortably supporting what it is connected to. However, the fascia can become restricted through many internal and external factors which can cause pain and other issues. When restricted, the fascia becomes rigid and can create pressure up to two thousand pounds per square inch.
Myofascial release focuses on removing the tension in muscles by working both the muscle and the fascia that contains it. This method can also be referred to as ‘trigger point therapy’ as it works with specific points where the muscle and fascia have contracted due to damage. As the treatment releases the tension in the area, the muscles and fascia relax, removing pain and improving flexibility and range of motion.
Who Should Seek Myofascial Release Therapy?
The people of North Charleston can come and see our specialists to deal with a number of different ailments—headache, migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia sufferers have all found positive outcomes with the method.
More generally, MFR can be help to those with:
- A feeling of intense pressure on muscles or joints that can cause pain.
- Restricted motion due to tightness in the muscle or tissue. This often occurs in individuals whose body is out of alignment. For example, those who are recovering from a physical trauma, broken bone or sprained muscle.
- Those who have muscle or tension related pain—from headaches, to foot pain and everything in between.
If you suffer from any of these issues, come and make an appointment for a consultation. You will be glad you did.
Myofascial Therapy Near Me
The soft tissue release techniques are administered by the highly trained specialists at Stone Spine & Disc. Their experience and expertise have helped innumerable people in and around North Charleston with a range of muscle and pain issues.
If you are concerned about treatment or have any questions on the process or how it works, please feel free to give us a call. Our friendly staff will gladly provide you with answers. We look forward to helping you take your life back from pain and muscle tension.