Trigger Point Therapy in Chandler
Don’t Live with Discomfort
Our Chiropractic office in Chandler, AZ, is proud to offer trigger point therapy for patients struggling with back pain and are having trouble walking, sitting, and lifting. While pain medications can reduce your pain, over-the-counter medications may not be a viable solution. Trigger point therapy helps with back and other neuromuscular pain and other symptoms. It is completely safe for most, and the entire treatment process caters to your particular needs.
What Is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger point therapy is a specialized type of massage therapy that targets your trigger points, or the area you are experiencing pain. For instance, you may have lower back pain resulting in problems with your legs. If this is the case, we will massage the center around your trigger point to ease the pressure.
The entire concept of trigger point therapy revolves around the fact that waste products build around your nerve clusters and stimulate nerve pain and other nerve-related symptoms. Sometimes, these symptoms spread beyond the initial site of the pain because the waste can cause bands or nodules that press on your soft tissue. The massage breaks up the clusters to ease your symptoms.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Our doctors can relieve muscle tension and shortening with this therapy. Trigger point therapy can provide various benefits by helping with the following symptoms:
Conditions Treated by Trigger Point Therapy
Dr. Morris may suggest trigger point therapy as either a sole treatment or complementary treatment along with other chiropractic treatments. Some examples of issues your practitioner may use trigger point therapy for include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Tennis or golfer's shoulder
- Post-surgical pain
- Plantar fasciitis
What to Expect
During your initial appointment, we will ask you to fill out a medical history report. This information will help us to determine if trigger point therapy is safe for you based on your current and previous medical conditions.
To begin treatment, we start on a sterilized table and patients may go through breathing exercises first. Next, we identify the root of your problem based on your evaluation. Through your trigger point therapy, your massage therapist performs techniques that deeply stimulate the muscles around your trigger points. After the procedure, you should have minimal discomfort from the treatment itself; however, you may need several sessions to feel the full benefits of trigger point therapy.