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Trigger Point Therapy Use in the Peoria Chiropractic Treatment Plan

"Oh, that's the spot, Doc!"

Patients are frequently astonished that we can find, just by feeling, the painful spot. Trigger points are very irritable areas in muscle bands that trigger painful responses and are characterized by heightened soreness in the patient and a noticeable hardness to the doctor or therapist. Trigger points are not just sensitive nodules, but they affect the surrounding muscle and tissues.

A type of soft tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, first formulated by Dr. Janet Travell who treated President John F. Kennedy for his back pain, is based on the theory that pain in one part of the body can actually be caused by an injury or dysfunction somewhere else. chiropractic treatment of the spinal nerve injuries and dysfunctions is complementary.

Peoria chiropractic trigger point therapy in the leg

Trigger points are spots of tenderness in a muscle. Trigger point therapy incorporates applied pressure to these painful, sensitive areas in order to relieve their pain and dysfunction as well as pain in other areas of the body. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are applied together. Theoretically, active trigger points cause muscle pain which transfers pain and tenderness to other parts of the body when pressed. Latent trigger points are those that don't have pain unless pressed, but they are presumed to cause joint stiffness and decreased ranges of motion as we get older.

By including trigger point therapy, the doctor or therapist puts pressure on these painful points to ease the muscle and tissues affected. Even as the applied pressure on a trigger point might cause your pain to become more apparent, it has the odd effect of feeling good at the same time. You will find that trigger point therapy in connection with your chiropractic Cox Technic treatment goes far to move you toward pain relief.

Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers trigger point therapy to maximize your healing. Ask Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture for more information.

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