Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
Myofascial release is an effective hands-on treatment to correct tightness and restrictions in your body. At Elite Spine and Health Center, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, and Elias Madrid, DC offer myofascial release to relieve pain and movement problems without drugs or surgery. There are two state-of-the-art offices in Houston and Spring, Texas, so call the one in your area or click on the online scheduling link.
Myofascial Release Q & A
What is myofascial release?
Myofascial release is a hands-on treatment to correct restrictions within your fascia. The fascia is the extensive weblike network of tissue that spreads throughout your body. It connects muscles, blood vessels, nerves, organs, and other structures and enables smooth movement.
When you suffer an injury or experience tissue inflammation, the fascia can become restricted and cause movement issues and pain. Myofascial release is a unique kind of therapeutic massage that releases tension and pain to ease your symptoms.
What causes myofascial pain?
Myofascial pain typically develops when the fascia swells and binds your tissues too tightly, usually due to injury or inflammation. You can also experience pain within the injured myofascial tissue itself.
Ultimately, the fascia restricts circulation to your muscles and other soft tissues, which then reduces function and increases pain even more.
When might I need myofascial release?
You might need myofascial release if you're having chronic pain or movement difficulties. Hip pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and other types of pain may all respond to myofascial release. Some other symptoms that might indicate that you need myofascial release include:
- Restricted range of motion in a limb or joint
- Frequent feelings of joint pressure
- Frequent feelings of muscle pressure
- Overuse of one side of the body because the other hurts
Almost any kind of soft tissue issue can improve with myofascial release. In many cases, myofascial release works in conjunction with other natural therapies to help you feel better as fast as possible.
How does myofascial release work?
There are many different approaches to myofascial release, with the particular methods depending upon the part of the body involved.
In general, the Elite Spine and Health Center team uses gentle pressure and stretching movements during myofascial release. During each session, they can assess progress by checking your flexibility and pain levels.
Just a few of the therapies that may combine well with myofascial release include chiropractic adjustments, Graston® Technique manual therapy, heat therapy, ice therapy, and home stretching exercises.
If you're having trouble moving and experience chronic pain, myofascial release can offer dramatic results with zero downtime. To learn more, call the Elite Spine and Health Center office nearest to you or book an appointment through the online scheduling link.