Our York Chiropractor Treats Myofascial Pain Syndrome
If you have odd, inexplicable bouts of pain in various parts of your body, you might be suffering from myofascial pain syndrome. This condition, which may also cause a variety of other uncomfortable symptoms aside from pain, occurs when tight muscle knots called trigger points irritate nerves, causing them to refer pain to other parts of the body. Myofascial pain syndrome can make everyday life a truly miserable experience -- so you'll be delighted to know that our York chiropractor at AquaMassage & Chiropractic Center, Dr. Ron Czop, provides natural, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical relief for the condition.
"Myo" refers to muscles, while "fascial" refers to a specific kind of connective tissue known as the fascia. The fascia is a web or mesh of tissue that extends through the body at three different layers of depth, starting just underneath the skin and weaving its ways through and around muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chronic tension initiated by a traumatic accident or repetitive strain on the muscles can cause the fascia to tighten and restrict the muscles. The muscles themselves are prone to forming tight, hard knots, some of which you can actually feel lurking just under the skin. These knots cause a phenomenon known as referred pain, with pain signals traveling down the nerve pathways to another area of the body entirely. You may also suffer from:
- Loss of sensation in the extremities
- Cognitive problems
- Vision problems
- TMJ symptoms
Some of these symptoms overlap with fibromyalgia, another condition in which trigger points can cause referred pain. But unlike fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome doesn't necessarily present in all four quarters of the body, and the tissue abnormalities are easier to observe.
Your Source for York Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment
If you're looking for effective forms of York myofascial pain syndrome treatment, look no further than AquaMassage & Chiropractic Center. Our York chiropractor can pinpoint the exact locations of your trigger points and note the specific points where your motion is restricted. From there, we can implement safe natural therapies such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Myofascial release employs low-load stretches to loosen and lengthen tight tissues without harming them. Trigger point therapy involves the use of direct pressure on the trigger point, with the pressure maintained until the muscle knot starts to relax.
Underlying spinal misalignments can contribute to the formation of trigger points. If your spine is out of line, our York chiropractic care can provide the necessary adjustments to correct it. This can relieve longstanding muscular stresses and strains related to years of unbalanced posture. Other treatments such as AquaMassage therapy and laser therapy can soothe aching tissues further to reduce pain and put you back on the road to a normal life.
Call (717) 757-0610 to get the York chiropractic care and other techniques you need at AquaMassage & Chiropractic Center. We can help you beat myofascial pain syndrome!