What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger Point Therapy is used to treat patients who are suffering with pain of muscle tightness which causes tenderness and interruption of normal muscle function. This results in restriction of range of motion, weakness in the muscle and may refer pain to other parts of the body. Soft tissue injuries sustained in a car accident can result in trigger points forming in muscles that were stressed during the impact of the accident.
When a patient is examined at North Atlanta Chiropractic Center, and found to have a Trigger Point condition, a plan is presented to the patient to treat this condition. The plan is described and explained from what to expect during the treatment, what to do after a treatment and how many treatments will be prescribed to resolve the condition.
What to expect during treatment? The site is prepared, often times using Cryotherapy or Hot Fomentation Therapy. Using the hands, the skin in gently pressed to locate the underlying tight bands or nodules of muscle fibers. Using the hand, fingers elbow or small hand instrument, the muscle is compressed with sustained pressure to relax it.
Why is Trigger Point Therapy used? This therapy is a highly effective way to reduce muscles spasms and relax hyperactive muscles. After a car accident, damage to the muscles and connective tissue can result in a trigger point being formed. This therapy is used to reduce muscle spasms, relax hyperactive muscles and help restore range of motion and promote faster healing.
What to do after treatment? The initial treatment can be uncomfortable, and several treatments may be needed to fully treat the trigger point. It is important to remain hydrated after having trigger point therapy. The toxins released during this therapy enter the bloodstream and must be cleansed through proper hydration.
The doctors and staff at North Atlanta Chiropractic Center are here to help you recover from your auto accident injuries. They will help you file your insurance and introduce you to an attorney if your injuries require their services. From your first visit, to the time you are released from care, you will receive the best care in the Atlanta area. CALL TODAY! 770-806-0644

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