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Myofascial Trigger Points

Woman back pain
  • What causes Myofascial Pain/Trigger Point knots? Common causes for this are repetitive motions, bad posture, holding certain positions too long, sports injuries, damage or irritation to nerves, misalignment of bones and joints.
  • What are the common symptoms of Myofascial Pain/Trigger Point knots? Reduction in range of motion, a sensation of a knitted/contracted area in the muscle that temporarily responds well to massage and heat, and/or knotted muscular area that is tender.
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain and Trigger Points can cause weakness, tingling, numbness, spasms and headaches.
  • When should I expect to see relief? Acute conditions (less than 6 months) typically see results between 1-3 sessions. Chronic conditions, (6 months or longer) may need between 3-5 sessions to experience relief.
  • The Goal of BMA is to gradually reduce the frequency of treatments as symptoms improve.
  • If multiple treatments per week are necessary, it is optimal to have 24-48 hours between sessions.

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