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Trigger Point Therapy is just one of the many tools we use with our Chiropractic patients. Come in today to find out more!
Trigger Point Therapy
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain resulting from hypersensitive muscles. Identifying trigger points is done by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, feeling the texture of the underlying muscle.
What It Is
A trigger point is like a knot that feels like a pea buried deep in the muscle. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscle activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress. It is often tender and painful. As affected muscles tighten, their function and motion are restricted, causing weakness and pain. In extreme cases, muscle cramping can result.
What We Do
Trigger Point Therapy is performed in several ways. The least invasive is by applying direct pressure or stretching of the affected muscle. Deliberate pressure, with a thumb, elbow or instrument releases the muscle and helps flush out blood and accumulated toxins. Sometimes there are a series of strokes across the trigger point nodules, or a cooling spray is applied along with the stretching of the affected muscle.
Trigger Point Therapy is a natural way to relax muscles and restore strength and flexibility.