Specializing in Biomedical Acupuncture & Dry Needling
Myofascial Trigger Points
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.