Myofascial pain syndrome is when pressure on sensitive trigger points in your muscles causes pain, sometimes in unrelated parts of the body (referred pain). The syndrome often occurs after muscles have been strained repetitively, which can occur during jobs or hobbies, or when you incur an injury.
Most people experience muscle pain at some point, but myofascial pain syndrome often persists or worsens. While there are western treatments like physical therapy and trigger point injections, these don’t always help sufferers in the long term.
Symptoms of Myofascial Pain
- Deep, aching pain in your muscles
- Persisting or worsening pain
- Difficulty sleeping because of pain
- A tender knot in the muscle
If muscle pain doesn’t disappear, it’s time to see a doctor.
How to Treat Myofascial Pain with Chinese Medicine:
Chinese medicine can be an excellent alternative to treating Myofascial pain. More specifically, two treatments help relieve the discomfort associated with the syndrome.
Myofascial release is a neuromuscular technique that softens, stretches, and frees up connective tissue. As a therapy, it actively deals with restriction in the muscles. As a result, it can relieve muscle pain and even help restore postural imbalances.
Myofascial release works by applying pressure to the body to move tissues in a specific direction, building up to the point of resistance. This pressure is held for a time and then relaxed, stretching the muscle.
Myofascial release is one of the most effective ways to relieve myofascial pain and can be an excellent addition to your existing treatments.
Acupuncture is a well-known method when it comes to pain relief. This traditional treatment can release trigger points in your muscles to provide adequate pain relief. This also helps myofascial trigger points directly.
Thin needles penetrate the muscle and cause it to contract, releasing the muscle from its shortened state into a more relaxed and elongated one. Some trigger points can release with a singular treatment. Usually, acupuncture is most effective for myofascial pain when treatments are repeated over several weeks.
Try a New Approach for Your Myofascial Pain
No one should live with chronic pain. If traditional western treatments cannot provide significant relief for your muscle pain, consider seeking the help of a practitioner like acubody in London which is qualified and trained in Acupuncture treatments and Myofascial release. They being a specialist, help resolve complex cases.
Make an appointment with us today to discuss your bespoke treatment plan.