What is the Myofascial Release Technique?

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Myofascial release is a technique that seeks to alleviate pain in connective tissues and restore range of motion in the affected area. The chiropractor uses his fingers to locate myofascial points that feel stiff instead of pliable, then uses manual pressure to release the myofascial tissue and alleviate pain. The body is able to move freely once the tissues have been loosened by gentle pressure and manipulation, and the pain goes away because the tissues have been released.

When is Myofascial Release is an Appropriate Treatment?

Body pain comes from multiple different sources and alleviating that pain isn’t always a one-size-fits-all approach. When you’re experiencing pain in your soft tissues, but it’s not responding to traditional massage or over-the-counter pain relievers, you need to take a different therapeutic approach. Your physician is fully capable of diagnosing the problem, but imaging technology won’t pick up on the soft tissue tightness. Myofascial release gets directly to the source of the issue and uses techniques that are proven to provide relief.

When Myofascial Release is Necessary

If you perform a repetitive motion on a regular basis, you can strain the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that allow you to perform that motion. The fascial system, also known as connective tissue that surrounds every structure in the body, can tighten up and cause pain. Meanwhile, you’re still performing the motion and retaining the tightness in that area. You may not be able to stop that movement because it’s something you do as part of a job. As a result, the pain won’t go away and you can feel a tightness in that region of your body.

Contact Us Today at Oxford Rehabilitation Center to Talk About Your Pain

Are you experiencing pain and tightness that doesn’t seem to go away on its own? Call us today to make an appointment for an evaluation and to learn more about how we can help you resolve your pain through myofascial release.



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