Trigger point therapy is an alternative therapy, the benefits of which include a focus on detecting and releasing trigger points. Located in the skeletal muscle, trigger points are spots that produce pain when compressed. In many cases, trigger points form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers.
In alternative medicine, trigger point therapy is used to treat a number of chronic pain conditions, including:
- Temporomandibular joint ain
- Lower back pain
In addition, some people use trigger point therapy as a treatment for osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tinnitus, migraines, sciatica, and sports injuries. In some cases, decreased pain and improved mobility is immediate. Typically, it may take a few treatment sessions for a lasting positive effect.
Reach out to Integrative Family Wellness to learn more about our treatment and how you can get started.