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Get Relief From Your Myofascial Pain

September 27, 2021

People who endure constant pain in their hip, shoulder, back or any other body part that includes muscle need to know that there’s a solution to their distress. And the best news is that this solution involves no invasive treatment. 

At the office of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, our skilled chiropractors perform a procedure called myofascial release therapy (MFR). This process focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness that have developed into knots or adhesions. Patients get the relief they crave. 

Myofascial pain is different from other types of pain because it originates in trigger points, which are related to stiff, anchored areas within the myofascial tissue. Muscle spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, fibromyalgia, reduced flexibility, headaches, difficulty breathing, and chronic neck and back pain may all be due to problems in the myofascial tissue.

Myofascial tissue is slim, sturdy, stringy connective tissue from the tips of your toes to the top of your head that helps support and protect your muscles and bones. Myofascial tissue fibers are collagen and elastin threads arranged like webs. With a flexible strength of more than 2,000 pounds, muscles are given strong support while allowing for flexibility.

Myofascial tissue is similar to a mesh grocery bag in that it’s pliable and can expand and contract as the bag’s contents fluctuate. When this tissue hinders your motion or pulls your body out of alignment, you have a strong tendency to compensate by favoring and thus overusing another body part. 

The chiropractors at the office of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, will stretch and loosen the tightened fascia that are restricting blood flow to the area. These actions will increase circulation and lymphatic drainage as well as take the pressure off the nerves that have been compressed at trigger points. Rest assured that you will receive the highest level of skilled and compassionate care as we work to relieve your myofascial pain, improve motion and restore body function. For more information on the many services we provide, please contact us today.