Our Chiropractic office in Metairie, LA available for trigger point therapy.
If you have back pain, you know how much it can interfere with living how you want. You may struggle to walk, lift, sit, or even lay because of the discomfort. While pain medications can reduce your pain, even over-the-counter ones have their share of drawbacks. A treatment option to address the pain is trigger point therapy at Superior Healthcare LLC.
What You Should Know About Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a specialized type of soft tissue therapy that targets your trigger points -- the locations of the origin of your pain. For instance, you may have lower back pain due to an issue with your legs. Therefore, the muscle stimulation or trigger point injection focuses on your legs.
Dr. McNeil uses myofascial release physical therapy or trigger point injections in or around your trigger points to ease the pressure. The entire concept of trigger point therapy revolves around the fact that waste products build around your nerve clusters and stimulate nerve pain and other nerve-related symptoms. Sometimes, these symptoms spread beyond the initial site of the pain because the waste can cause bands or nodules that press on your soft tissue. The stimulation or injection breaks up the clusters to ease your symptoms.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy at Superior Healthcare LLC
Dr. McNeil can release these painful and tense points in a muscle and assist in achieving long-term results with the following:
Conditions Treated by Trigger Point Therapy
Dr. McNeil may suggest trigger point therapy as either a sole treatment or complementary treatment along with other chiropractic treatments. Some examples of issues your practitioner may use trigger point therapy for include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Tennis or golfer's shoulder
- Post-surgical pain
- Plantar fasciitis Fibromyalgia
What to Expect During a Trigger Point Therapy Session
Dr. McNeil will ask you to fill out a medical history report during your initial appointment. From this information, Dr. McNeil will determine if trigger point therapy is safe for you based on your current and previous medical conditions.
At Superior Healthcare LLC your treatment starts on a sterilized table. You may go through breathing exercises first. Next, your therapist identifies the root of your problem based on your evaluation and proceeds with treatment.
After the procedure, you should have minimal discomfort from the treatment itself; however, you may need several sessions to feel the full benefits of trigger point therapy.
Trigger point therapy helps with back and other neuromuscular pain and other symptoms. The procedure is safe for most, and the entire treatment process caters to your particular needs.
For more information about trigger point therapy, contact Superior Healthcare LLC at (504) 835-0565.