In addition to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, your body contains a type of connective tissue known as fascia. The fascia covers these other tissues and weaves its way through them like a membranous web. This arrangement means that when fascia develops problems, the underlying tissues often suffer the effects.
Myofascial pain syndrome may stem from issues such as poor posture or incorrect spinal alignment errors that place your tissue under constant, unnatural stress. The fascia may tighten up, limiting muscle motion painfully. Your tissues may also develop painful knots called trigger points. These knots of tight tissue can pinch nerves, sending referred pain to remote areas such as the extremities.
Myofascial release offers a drug-free, non-invasive technique for relaxing these areas of tightness. In this form of massage, your practitioner feels for knots or hard spots that need breaking up. Targeted manipulation of these areas can force the tissue to unclench, freeing your body to work as it should and easing referred pain symptoms.
Chiropractic care and myofascial release work hand in hand to provide lasting relief. Dr. Thorburn makes adjustments and corrects any alignment problems that make you more vulnerable to myofascial tightness and pain. Between chiropractic adjustment sessions, myofascial release sessions can keep your tissues from tightening up again. The myofascial release represents just one of the many therapeutic options available at our holistic chiropractic care center.
Muscles become inflamed following injury or overuse. E-stim is a specialized medical treatment that uses electrical currents to reduce inflammation in an area. It is non-invasive and generally feels pleasant. E-stim creates increased blood flow to an area, reduces swelling, and encourages healing in the affected area.
After undergoing an initial evaluation, E-Stim may be incorporated into an individualized treatment program to reduce pain and speed up recovery. Patients may pair E-Stim with massage therapy, chiropractic treatments, and other services at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Patients undergoing E-Stim may need multiple treatments depending on their condition and their individual response. Our experienced team makes it easy to get started. For more information about muscle stimulation, contact Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center at (818) 841-1313.
If you struggle with a soft tissue injury, chronic joint inflammation, chronic connective tissue strain, or painful scar tissue accumulation around muscles, you should know about the healing benefits of therapeutic ultrasound at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Ultrasound treatment, in conjunction with chiropractic care and other non-invasive techniques, can help you overcome your pain, stiffness, and other musculoskeletal limitations. Take a look at this safe, drug-free road toward a more functional and comfortable life.
The term "ultrasound" refers to sound waves generated in a frequency range far above that of human hearing. While you may have heard of it in the context of diagnostic imaging, therapeutic ultrasound operates at different frequencies than diagnostic ultrasound.
When ultrasonic energy comes into contact with injured or ailing human tissues, some remarkable changes can occur. The waves increase blood flow to the treatment site, warming, and relaxing the tissues while also accelerating the healing process.
Ultrasound also causes fluids to move through and among cells more easily, a phenomenon known as streaming. Meanwhile, ultrasonic vibration appears to increase the flexibility of collagen, a component of scar tissue and other structures, so that tissues can operate more comfortably and freely.
Therapeutic ultrasound can play an important role in both acute injury treatment and chronic pain management. Ultrasound is often used to treat some conditions such as:
Adhesions (lumps of scar tissue that limit musculoskeletal motion)
Therapeutic ultrasound is quite safe for most individuals. Ultrasound also works well alongside massage therapy, corrective exercises, and other treatment techniques to help you manage pain or get over a nagging injury. Therapeutic ultrasound may even increase your pain threshold and help your nerves conduct signals more effectively.
Discover whether these modalities make sense for you. Contact our chiropractic office at (818) 841-1313 today to schedule an evaluation!