Myofascial Decompression

Myofascial pain is a painful condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles). Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is chronic myofascial pain that can involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. Myofascial release (MFR) is hands-on, soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain, myofascial pain and myofascial pain syndrome.

The goal of myofascial release is to:

  • Stretch and loosen the fascia,
  • Release muscular shortness / tightness and relax the contracted muscles,
  • Improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and
  • Stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles

Many patients seek myofascial release treatment after losing flexibility / function following an injury or if they are experiencing ongoing pain in the back, shoulder, hip or virtually any area containing soft tissue.

Myofascial release is highly effective in treating patients with a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Chronic Back Strain, Low Back Pain and Thoracic Back Pain
  • Chronic Cervical Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Pain Complaints
  • Dizziness, Vertigo
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Headache / Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain / Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Polio Symptoms
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Whiplash

To learn more about our myofascial release treatments or
request an appointment, give us a call at (510) 339-2116