Many of us wonder what treatments we should seek out after an accident. The aches and pains are there, but not sure what to look for when you really don’t know the core problem. This is common. Many injuries radiate to another area of the body and this is the pain you are experiencing, and are in need of relief. Trigger point therapy may be the answer.
Trigger points are small contractions within the muscle fibers. The constant tension in the muscle fibers restricts circulation in the area putting the muscle into a pain-ischemia cycle, which prevents the muscle from naturally releasing. These knots have been proven to emit electrical signals that can cause pain the in the immediate area of that muscle fiber, but it can also radiate and cause pain in a different area of the body. Simply put, a muscle in the neck can cause headaches or numbness of the arm.
This is where trigger point therapy comes in. Locating the problem and releasing the pain in the areas will eliminate the pain you may be experiencing everyday from an accident. Such as headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel symptoms, joint pain, earaches, dizziness, nausea, heartburn, false heart pain, heart arrhythmia, tennis/golf elbow, sinus pain and congestion.
Massage is the least-invasive and risk free treatment available. It’s important to choose a massage therapist who has been trained to locate and address trigger points to work the knots and allow them to go back to their normal self-healing program by using specific techniques that increase blood flow and oxygen to the affected muscle fibers.
The Mend specializes in trigger point therapy and is one of the few massage clinics that will bill your insurance. Auto injury cases can be easily covered and worry-free. Contact us with any questions or book a free consultation.