Myofascial pain generally refers to the pain which is caused due to the irritation in muscle or the fascia tissue. There are certain muscles which are very much prone to this kind of pain which include large upper back muscles. Fascia is a connective tissue which runs throughout the body with the motto of providing support and protection to the bones and muscles. Stiffness in this tissue can be considered to be the primary reason for myofascial pain. Bad postures, stress and exhaustion can also be the reason for myofascial pain. The damaged fascia tissue can, in turn, restrict the blood flow which can lead to immense pain and restricted movement.
Even if you are suffering from this kind of pain, there is nothing to worry about. Undergoing certain manual treatments such as massage therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture and myofascial release therapy can be effective in getting rid of the pain. Myofascial release therapy or MFR has emerged to be the most popular and efficient method to heal myofascial pain. This therapy focuses on releasing or untangle stiff fascia. To do so, the therapist runs his/her fingers on the patient’s body. This helps them to identify the area of stiffness. It is to be noted that fascia is connective tissue, therefore stiffness in a particular area can be the root cause of pain in some other parts of the body. After the area of damaged fascia gets identified, manual pressure is applied to it until the tissue is completely released. Once the tissue gets loosened up the blood flow becomes normal and eliminates the pain.
If you are planning to avail the myofascial therapy services make sure that you hire a trained professional. This type of therapies is done by osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, occupational or physical therapists etc. In case you are looking for such a therapist in Brooklyn, New York, get in touch with Southwest Healing. We provide our clients with excellent physiotherapy services which will help you to restore your body balance.