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Cedar Falls Chiropractor Talks 5 things You Should Know About Soft Tissue and Myofascial Injury

Updated: Feb 2

Our Cedar Falls chiropractors have been leaders in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome and soft tissue injury management for many years. Chiropractors Dr. Rasmussen and Dr. Dugger are highly trained to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients using a variety of treatment methods in their chiropractor care for myofascial pain syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders. In this blog post, Dr. Rasmussen and Dr. Dugger cover five things you should know about soft tissue and myofascial injuries, and how chiropractic care for myofacscial pain syndrome can provide you with lasting relief from a debilitating problem.


1. In simple terms, Myofascial Pain Syndrome is Pain from Muscle and Fascia


Myofascial Pain Syndrome refers to inflammation and pain that originates in the muscles and the fascia, or the connective tissues that cover the surface of the muscle. Depending on the circumstances, one muscle may be involved or it could be a group of muscles causing the issue.


2. There are Many Causes Of Myofascial Pain Syndrome


There is no one root cause of Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Some of the more common reasons Myofascial Pain Syndrome begins includes:

  • Injury to your muscle fibers from muscle strains (a "pulled muscle").

  • Overuse injuries of muscles from any form of exercise where the person does too much, too fast.

  • A lack of activity in a particular body area due to things like injuries or exercise avoidance.


3. There Are Two Types of Trigger Points Of Myofascial Pain


Trigger points happen in the body's soft tissues due to a build up of muscle tension that can occasionally refer pain to other locations in your body. Myofascial Pain Syndrome can be very painful because it is usually caused by two types of trigger points: active trigger points or a latent trigger points.


An active trigger point is when the soft tissue is actively inflamed and painful. This trigger point can be anywhere that you have a build up of muscle tension in part of the muscle that refuses to release, leading to inflammation of the muscle and surrounding fascia.


A latent trigger point is when the pain does not show up until you apply pressure to a specific muscle group or location. AKA the "oh I didn't know that hurt" trigger point.


4. There Are No Cures For Myofascial Pain Syndrome, but there are great treatments.


While there are no cures for Myofascial Pain Syndrome, there are many ways to help alleviate the pain from these trigger points, and prevent them from occurring in the future. When it comes to chiropractic treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome, we commonly use trigger point therapy, cupping therapy, dry needling, and chiropractic adjustments. In cases where trigger points don't respond to these treatments trigger point injections can be performed by a doctor trained in these.


5. Chiropractic Treatment For Myofascial Pain Syndrome Is The Least Invasive Solution


If you're looking for treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome or some other type of soft tissue injury management, chiropractic treatment is the least invasive solution. It doesn't require surgery, and therapies like trigger point injections can be more painful than chiropractic adjustments or other soft tissue treatment methods Dr. Rasmussen and Dr. Dugger use in ofice.


Where Can I Find the Best Chiropractor Near Me?

Cedar Valley Chiropractic Sport and Spine is the best chiropractor to call if you're searching for "chiropractic care," or "soft tissue injury management near me". We offer various services, including our chiropractors who treat Myofascial Pain Syndrome. We have what it takes to help your body recover from an injury as quickly as possible.


Our chiropractors are experts in diagnosing injuries and providing treatment plans to alleviate symptoms associated with soft tissue damage. If you need more information about choosing us as your chiropractor, please get in touch with our team today!


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