Can Myofascial Release Relieve Back Pain?

Millions of Americans are living with some form of back pain, or can expect to experience it at some point in the future. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting 8 of 10 people over the course of their lifetime. 

In addition to the personal toll, back pain is also a leading cause of workplace disability, lost productivity, and skyrocketing medical costs. 

At New Hampshire Regenerative Center, our doctor of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Nathaniel Shober, and our team of integrative medicine specialists offer a range of pain management treatments at our office in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Myofascial release therapy for back pain

There are many factors that can trigger acute chronic back pain, from an injury to a spinal problem or nerve damage. Sometimes an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to back pain through obesity, lack of adequate exercise, or smoking, which can cause the spinal discs to become dry and brittle and more prone to injury. 

Whatever is causing your back pain, there are options available, depending on the cause and severity of your condition. Myofascial release and trigger point injections target points of tension in the muscle areas responsible for pain in the lower back, neck, and other areas of the body. 

Myofascial release involves applying manual pressure to relieve tightness and stiffness to ease pain and improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected group of muscles. Myofascial release therapy should always be performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. 

Finding the cause of back pain

At New Hampshire Regenerative Center, Dr. Shober and our specialists perform a comprehensive evaluation to identify the root cause of your back pain, and make recommendations for the best pain management plan for your circumstances and lifestyle.

Back pain can be complex, and some people find relief through a combination of treatments like myofascial release and other forms of therapeutic massage, physical therapy, medication, chiropractic adjustments, and lifestyle modifications like maintaining a healthy weight through diet and regular exercise.

In addition to strain and injuries, some of the most common causes of back pain include:

These are just a few of the triggers for back pain. If you’re experiencing back pain that lasts for more than a week or is intense enough to interfere with your regular movements and routines, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

For more information about myofascial release and other pain management techniques, call us to schedule an appointment at our office in Manchester, New Hampshire, or request an appointment online.

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