Trigger Point Therapy

If you have back pain, you know how much it can interfere with living how you want. You may struggle to walk, lift, sit, or even lay because of the discomfort. While pain medications can reduce your pain, even over-the-counter ones have their share of drawbacks. An option that may help you is trigger point therapy at MSK Health and Performance in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver or Burnaby Metrotown.


What You Should Know About Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is a specialized type of myofascial therapy that targets your trigger points — the locations of the origin of your pain.

A chiropractor, physiotherapist or registered massage therapist will massage the center around your trigger point to ease the pressure. The entire concept of trigger point therapy revolves around the fact that waste products build around your nerve clusters and stimulate nerve pain and other nerve-related symptoms. Sometimes, these symptoms spread beyond the initial site of the pain because the waste can cause bands or nodules that press on your soft tissue. The trigger point therapy breaks up the clusters to ease your symptoms.

Conditions Treated by Trigger Point Therapy

The Chiropractor, physiotherapist or registered massage therapist may suggest trigger point therapy as either a sole treatment or complementary treatment along with other treatments. Some examples of issues your practitioner may use trigger point therapy for include:

  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Tinnitus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Migraines
  • Tennis or golfer’s shoulder
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia

What to Expect During a Trigger Point Therapy Session

During your initial appointment, the chiropractor, physiotherapist or registered massage therapist will ask you to fill out a medical history report. From this information, the therapist determines if trigger point therapy is safe for you based on your current and previous medical conditions.

At MSK Health and Performance your treatment starts on a sterilized table. You may go through breathing exercises first. Next, your therapist identifies the root of your problem based on your evaluation. Through your trigger point therapy, your therapist performs techniques that deeply stimulate the muscles around your trigger points.

After the procedure, you should have minimal discomfort from the treatment itself; however, you may need several sessions to feel the full benefits of trigger point therapy.

Trigger point therapy helps with back and other neuromuscular pain and other symptoms. The procedure is safe for most, and the entire treatment process caters to your particular needs.

For more information about trigger point therapy, contact MSK Health and Performance.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Book An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life!