Are you suffering from an injury or condition that’s causing chronic pain and immobility? Dr. Michelle Oz at Momentum Chiropractic in Kennesaw, serving both Kennesaw and Acworth, is proud to provide her patients with effective myofascial release therapy to ease chronic pain and immobility.
What is myofascial release?
Myofascial release is an efficient and gentle form of massage therapy that seeks to alleviate pain and immobility caused by muscle shortness and tightness that has been sustained through trauma, inflammatory responses, or specific surgical procedures.
How does myofascial release work?
Myofascial release works by massaging the stiff and tightened areas of your myofascial tissues, a type of soft connective tissue that supports your muscles and bones.
Myofascial release treatments are performed directly on your skin, enabling Dr. Michelle to detect myofascial tissue restrictions accurately. Once identified, sustained pressure is gently applied to help release tension from your myofascial tissue. The sustained pressure does not cause pain but may leave you with a slight tingling sensation.
Dr. Michelle uses an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization tool to locate and treat your affected soft tissue efficiently. This process involves the breakdown of fascial restrictions and scar tissue by applying the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to the treatment area.
What conditions can myofascial release treat?
Myofascial release can help to alleviate symptoms of numerous conditions, including:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Back, neck, and pelvic pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
The results you’ll receive from a myofascial release treatment are comprehensive and long-lasting.
What can you expect after receiving myofascial release?
You can typically expect to feel results after a few sessions, as the healing of myofascial tissue is a process that takes time.
However, because everyone responds differently to myofascial release, the number of sessions you will need to notice an improvement vary. It’s also dependent on the severity of your condition.
If you’re suffering from an injury or condition that is causing pain and are seeking a nonmedicinal, nonsurgical approach for treatment, myofascial release might be right for you. Dr. Michelle will work directly with you to diagnose your issue and create a personalized treatment plan.