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Myofascial release for pain relief

Myofascial Release Provides Pain Relief

Dr. Marone has recently added a new technique that has helped many of his patients significantly. It is called Myofascial Release. This is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy which reduces pain by easing tension in trigger points. The treatment simply feels like a pressure, ranging from lighter to deeper. Myofascial Release helps with many issues: headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, neck or back pain, sciatica, shoulder injuries, arthritic conditions, or sports injuries, to name a few.

These are some of the most common benefits from the use of myofascial release:

  • Relief from tight muscles
  • Fewer muscle spasms
  • Better joint range of motion
  • Improved breathing
  • Fewer recurring injuries

How Does Myofascial Release Work?

Myofascial Release focuses on the fascia, which is a tough but adaptable tissue that runs throughout our bodies. It surrounds muscles, nerves, bones, etc. and holds everything inside together. If you can picture your bones and muscles as the web of a spider and the space between the strands of the web as being fascia (rather than air), that gives a pretty good picture of how fascia connects everything.

When we experience trauma of any type, the fascia tightens. Because the fascia has multiple connections, an injury in one area can have a ripple effect on many other areas. For example, a person may experience knee pain, but it has nothing to do with his knee; the actual injury may be in the patient’s back. Because of this, a practitioner may perform Myofascial Release on a patient in many areas of the body—not just the injured area–in order to reach all of the fascia that has become involved.

Please contact us at 864-969304 to see if this may be of help to you. We would love to see you get relief from your pain!

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Wallets and Phones: May Be the Source of Your Pain

Backpacks: Choosing Wisely for Your Child’s Well BeingToday we hear a lot about ergonomic chairs, and desks. We practice good posture to keep us looking good. And then we wreck it all by putting fat wallets or a cell phone in our back pocket!

When you sit on a wallet or cell phone, it causes your pelvis to be higher on one side than the other. This causes extra stress throughout your entire spine, including the muscles and nerves that run up your back. The stress can be the cause of many complaints:  back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or headaches, to name a few.

No matter how good your posture is, or how well designed your office furniture is, if you are sitting on a wallet or phone all day long, it will cause pain. If you are getting chiropractic adjustments, it can also limit the effectiveness of the adjustments.

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The best solution is to put wallets and phones in your front pocket or carry them in some other way. Your back will thank you!

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