Myofascial release is a technique that is used to relieve tightness affecting the myofascial sheath that surrounds muscles and other soft tissues. Stress, injury, and other health conditions can cause the myofascial sheath to become tight, putting pressure on the soft tissues surrounded by it. This pain can be severe and significantly impair your range of motion. At Cole Chiropractic Center, our chiropractor has years of experience providing Cordova, TN residents with pain relief through myofascial release techniques.
Myofascial Release Techniques
Myofascial release is performed by finding trigger points and applying pressure to both the points and the surrounding areas to release the tension, easing your pain and improving your range of motion. The myofascial release needs to be performed multiple times to prevent the sheath from tightening back up. Myofascial release is even more effective when combined with chiropractic care.
The Benefits of Myofascial Release
Myofascial release relaxes the connective tissues that surround muscles and other soft tissues. If the tissues remain tight, blood flow can be inhibited and inflammation can set in. This results in pain and discomfort which will become increasingly worse as time goes on. Myofascial release techniques break up the tightened areas of the myofascial sheath, minimizing the stiffness and pain that often accompanies the condition. Combining myofascial release with chiropractic adjustments will allow injured joints and muscles to return to their natural position and heal properly.
Chiropractic Care and Myofascial Release
Chiropractic care plans include a variety of treatment options, all designed to work together to support the body throughout its recovery. Our chiropractor uses chiropractic adjustments to re-establish proper alignment and balance in the body. Deep tissue massage and myofascial release work together to keep the soft tissues flexible and pliant. By strengthening soft tissues and making them more resilient, these tissues can support the skeletal structure and hold it in its natural position. This encourages the body to heal itself and become stronger in the process.