Everything you need to know about pain and how we can help you

The solution for your back pain may be simpler than you’ve been led to believe. Deep Myofascial Release goes to the source of the problem.

Many people are haunted by the fear that pinched nerves, disk problems, spondylosis, chondrosis, arthrosis, bone spurs or arthritis is the cause of their back pain when there’s a good chance that their pain may be coming solely from a thick layer of sensitive connective tissue in the sacral area or myofascial trigger points (tiny contraction knots) in muscles located a distance away.

Even when there are genuine problems in the vertebral column, they are normally not the cause of the pain, but rather an effect of the real cause of the pain: tense fascia and myofascial trigger points in the muscle. There is reason to believe that trigger points are the root cause of many spinal problems and most back pain because of the tension they maintain. Tension in spinal muscles and fascia can displace vertebrae (subluxation) and be the ultimate source of nerve and disk compression. Additionally, when the thick layer of fascia (connective tissue) in the lower back is tight it can be difficult or even painful to bend forward.  This is the result of the shortening of this fibrous, dense, highly enervated and sensitive tissue.

The reason there are so many differing opinions about the cause of back pain is that most of it is referred pain. This is especially true of low back pain. You may never find the real cause if you look for it only in the low back. Pain in your low back can be referred from trigger points in your buttocks, your leg muscles or even from your abdominal muscles. The most common culprits are the erectors and QL in the lower back, gluteus muscles and the TFL on ths side of the hip and leg.

X-ray evidence of arthritis or compressed disks is often used to justify surgery for back pain, although it’s not uncommon to find such abnormalities in people who never suffer back pain. Pain that remains after recovery from surgery is often trigger point pain. It’s entirely possible (and usually the case) that trigger points may have been the only thing needing correction in the first place.

Deep Myofascial Release or DMR Therapy® is often the most appropriate treatment for back pain, even when genuine spinal problems have developed, because it goes to the source of the problem. Deactivation of trigger points in muscles and fascia stops the pain and allows the muscles to relax and lengthen, thereby relieving strain on the spine.

Before attempting any invasive, expensive or dangerous therapies or surgeries try this non-invasive, rapid and effective therapy using groundbreaking techniques called Deep Myofascial Release.

*NOTE:  The term “trigger Point” was coined by Dr. Janet Travell, President John F. Kennedy’s personal physician, to describe a special type of hyperirritable knot in tense muscle fiber that causes intense pain often far from the trigger point itself (referred pain).

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