Myofascial trigger point technique is
offered at Neurotensegrity Wellness
Center and is performed in order to
remove pain and increase range of
motion. Myofascial trigger points are
known to cause pain that can travel
to another part of the body. Myofascial
trigger points can also cause restriction
in a person's range of motion. Myofascial
trigger point technique locates the specific point in the body that is causing the pain and removes it through manual pressure. It is an uncomfortable process during the treatment, but the results afterward include decrease and/or removal of pain and increase range of motion in the affected area.
According to the Mayo Clinic and American Family Physician, myofascial trigger points can be caused by poor posture, lack of exercise, joint problems, poor sleep, poor nutrition, repetitive motions and/or stress that cause muscle tension. If the myofascial trigger point remains untreated, it could become myofascial pain syndrome. This is a chronic version of myofascial trigger points.