Why Muscle Pain is Important?

Types of Muscle Pain

We frequently have clients come in for a muscle massage as a solution for muscle pain, rather than the mare enjoyment of a massage. At the risk of sounding masochistic, it is actually a good thing. That’s right muscle pain matters and it is an important problem to have. In fact, there are different types of pain, and by understanding the type of muscle pain you feel and the symptoms associated with your pain, the experts at Muscle Therapy & Acupuncture Center can better help identify and treat the trigger point causing the bother.

How are Trigger Point Related To Muscle Pain?

As I stated earlier, aches and pains are an extremely common medical complaint, but did you know trigger points seem to be a factor in many of them. They are a key factor in headaches (probably including migraine and cluster headaches as well), neck pain and low back pain, and (much) more. What makes trigger points clinically important — and fascinating — is their triple threat. They can:

  • cause pain problems – Trigger points can cause pain directly. Trigger points are a “natural” part of muscle tissue. Just as almost everyone gets some pimples, sooner or later almost everyone gets muscle knots — and you have pain with no other explanation.
  • complicate pain problems – Trigger points complicate injuries. Trigger points show up in most painful situations like party crashers. Almost no matter what happens to you, you can count on trigger points to make it worse. In many cases they actually begin to overshadow the original problem.
  • mimic other pain problems. – Trigger points mimic other problems. Many trigger points feel like something else. It is easy for an unsuspecting health professional to mistake trigger point pain for practically anything but a trigger point. For instance, muscle pain is probably more common than repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), because many so-called RSIs may actually be muscle pain.

The daily clinical experience of thousands of massage therapists, physical therapists, and physicians strongly indicates that most of our common aches and pains — and many other puzzling physical complaints — are actually caused by trigger points, or small contraction knots, in the muscles of the body.

Source – The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, by Clair Davies and Amber Davies, p2

Three Ways We Address Muscle Pain

Acupuncture can help relive muscle pain

  • Acupuncture for Muscle Pain

Acupuncture is best known for it’s effects of reducing pain and inflammation. This is accomplished by a cascade of anti-inflammatory chemicals the body releases in response to the acupuncture. The body is making it’s own medicine. Because of this amazing process, inflammatory conditions respond to treatment. Learn More >>>

  • Massage Therapy for Muscle Pain

massage therapy for muscle pain

Experience a form of healing and relaxation that has been around for centuries. Your massage therapist will do everything possible to insure that your experience is positive and rewarding. There are some instance when the use of massage might not be appropriate. Be sure to consult your physician before initiating any massage program. Our experienced massage therapist will also be able to tell you when massage is not indicated. Learn More >>>

  • Chiropractic for Muscle Pain

Chiropractic for muscle pain

Chiropractic adjustments interrupt the stress patterns of the nervous system, allowing the body to maintain a more healing state. Regular adjustments will improve immune system function, helping patients fight disease and illness. Adjustments bring balance to the whole body by returning the spine to a neutral position. A well-balanced body is more protected from injury and everyday physical stress. Learn More >>>