A trigger point is a contracture or tight band of muscle tissue that often leads to reduced function, limited range of motion, and local or referred pain. Our doctors are specially trained to detect trigger points during a thorough examination.
Trigger points can be due to a variety of conditions. Some common causes of trigger points include poor posture, lack of exercise, muscle inflammation, and muscle trauma. To determine what is causing your trigger points, we recommend a thorough examination by one of our doctors.
Chiropractic adjustments increase the joint range of motion, where tightness and stiffness are palpated upon a chiropractic examination. Our chiropractors can perform chiropractic adjustments on any joint where dysfunction is present. Our office utilizes multiple adjusting techniques for added comfort.
Manual therapy is also an excellent treatment option for trigger points. Manual therapy helps to relieve trigger points by using various treatment techniques to induce muscle relaxation and pain relief. To read more about our various manual therapy techniques, click here.
Dry needling is often a painless and effective procedure for trigger points. This treatment technique uses very fine filiform needles to penetrate the skin, resulting in muscle relaxation, increased microcirculation, and nervous system regulation. Check your chiropractor's licensing and certifications to ensure the highest quality outcomes.
We often provide tips for posture correction when necessary. Strengthening of the proper muscles is also essential to stabilize the musculature to prevent trigger points, pain, and dysfunction from occurring in the future.
Anyone who gets trigger points regularly would benefit from chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment can also help prevent future episodes of neck pain. Contact us for an examination and treatment plan today. You can schedule your next visit by clicking here.