Trigger Point Therapy in Orlando
If you’re interested in getting a massage, deep tissue or Swedish techniques may come to mind. However, trigger point therapy is another type of massage that may better address the pain you’re experiencing. You’ll be pleased to learn that our chiropractor in Orlando, Dr. Bret MacDermott, is trained in trigger point therapy to provide the pain relief you so desperately crave.
What is a Trigger Point?
The same way a bullet ends up across the room when you pull the trigger, pain can end up somewhere in your body because of a trigger point located somewhere else. For instance, if you have a trigger point in your back (identified by a tight muscle knot), it may produce referral pain in your neck. Then your neck acts as a satellite trigger point, causing headaches. The pain caused by trigger points can range from dull and aching to sharp and intense.
How Does Trigger Point Therapy Help?
Trigger point therapy is designed to alleviate pain at the source. When you come to Orlando Resorts Chiropractic Medispa for treatment, we’ll ask you to lie down in a comfortable way that leaves the trigger point easily accessible. Our chiropractor then gently canvases your body to find the tight area where the trigger point is located. The shoulders, back and hips are likely areas.
Once located, Dr. MacDermott applies varying amounts of pressure on and around the trigger point to break down the tight muscle knots. Because trigger points can be quite tender, this type of massage therapy can be slightly uncomfortable. However, our chiropractor in Orlando performs perfected techniques and instructs you when to breathe to reduce discomfort during your session without detracting from the treatment’s lasting benefits. Depending on the size and number of trigger points you have, you may need several visits with our chiropractor in Orlando to completely deactivate them.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Receiving massages to target your trigger points is a way to achieve pain relief naturally. Instead of masking your headaches and other forms of referral pain with medication, you can combat it at the source to effectively restore a pain-free way of life.
Living pain-free reduces your daily stress level, which limits the number of trigger points that form. This provides effective, long-term pain management that could otherwise spiral out of control.
You can keep trigger points under control and enjoy maximum benefits from your treatments by making good hydration a priority. Drinking plenty of water helps flush toxins released during trigger point therapy out of your body and prevents future muscle tightness from forming trigger points.
Schedule Trigger Point Therapy with a Chiropractor in Orlando
Don’t suffer needlessly with referral pain caused by trigger points! Let the practiced hands of our chiropractor in Orlando relieve your discomfort at the source with trigger point therapy. To learn more about the benefits of massage, or to schedule an appointment at Orlando Resorts Chiropractic Medispa, please contact us online or call (407) 507-6976.