What Is Neuromuscular or Trigger Point Therapy?
May 08, 2020
Category: Chiropractic

Are you dealing with tense, painful, or spasming muscles?
Tender spots in the body that cause pain and discomfort, especially when touched, are often referred to by our Tampa, FL, chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally as trigger points. Trigger points are localized areas of muscle that, as a result of a lack of blood flow and nutrients, stay tense, and cannot relax. If you are dealing with trigger points, neuromuscular, or trigger point therapy may be ideal for alleviating your pain.
What is neuromuscular therapy?
Neuromuscular therapy is a type of medical massage designed to alleviate muscle soreness, tension, and pain, and to restore movement and function back into certain areas of the body. It also helps to improve blood flow, ensuring that blood delivers vital nutrients to the area to relax the muscles and also promotes faster healing.
Neuromuscular therapy, like many of the treatments our chiropractors offer here in Tampa, FL, requires ongoing sessions in order to see the best results. By getting regular trigger point therapy sessions you can also prevent muscle tension and the formation of new trigger points in the future.
What causes trigger points?
There is a combination of factors that can cause trigger points to develop. Some of these factors include,

  • Overuse or repetitive movements
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Direct impact or trauma to the body such as a fall, strain or motor vehicle accident

By staying hydrated, regularly stretching and exercising, quitting (or avoiding) smoking, and eating a healthy diet that is low in sugar and alcohol you can reduce your chances of developing trigger points.
Who can benefit from neuromuscular therapy?
This specific type of massage therapy is most appropriate for patients dealing with,

  • Upper or lower back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Whiplash
  • Knee and hip pain
  • Headaches
  • TMJ disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

What are the benefits of neuromuscular therapy?
There are a wide range of benefits associated with this form of massage therapy including,

  • Reducing pain, tenderness, and soreness
  • Reducing muscle spasms
  • Improving blood flow and circulation
  • Stimulating the body’s natural healing process
  • Promoting relaxation and improving sleep
  • Restoring mobility and range of motion
  • Improving posture

We take our patients’ health and safety very seriously, especially during this time. Our Tampa, FL, chiropractors are here to help so please don’t hesitate to call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy at (813) 884-1457. Also, our Tampa, Fl, office will be re-opening on Monday, May 11th to resume our normal hours of operation.