Myofascial Therapy in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Muscle pain is commonplace but myofascial pain is a kind of ongoing or longer-lasting pain that can affect the connective tissue, or fascia, of a group of muscles. Myofascial pain involves trigger points areas that are usually in fascia or in a tight muscle. Much of chronic body pain is associated with myofascial issues.

The main symptom of myofascial pain syndrome is ongoing or longer-lasting muscle pain, in areas such as the low back, neck, shoulders, and chest. You tend to feel the pain and/or the worsening of the pain in other areas of your body when you press on a precise trigger point. Other symptoms of myofascial pain may include: a muscle that is sensitive or tender when touched, reduced range of motion in the affected area, or a feeling of weakness in the affected muscle.

When the fascia becomes tightened and painful, myofascial massage can help release or loosen the fascial areas that results in a release from your muscles and mobilize joints from restrictive and often painful positions. Conditions that may respond well to a Myofascial release include neck and back pain, whiplash, disc problems, postural irregularities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, and arthritis.

Historically, Myofascial Therapy has been used for focusing attention on painful areas of tight muscle banding or shrinkage associated with long-lasting injury states. This form of massage is more interactive than Massage Therapy, and you can achieve targeted benefits with longer lasting results by conversing with your therapist during the procedure.

Features of myofascial pain includes:

  • Deep, aching pain in a muscle
  • Pain that persists or worsens
  • A tender knot in/or adjacent to a muscle
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

Alternative therapies used in combination with Myofascial Therapy can help prolong your relief when used judiciously. Your therapist may also recommend light medication injections to areas of pain or tightening to address your individual situation, administered by our medical staff. These injections of solutions can be immediately effective for pain and can be scheduled through our website. If this sounds interesting to you and/or if there are questions, please contact us and we can share with you more of the benefits of Myofascial Therapy and how it can help you.

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