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Myofascial Release: What Is It and How Can It Benefit You?

Written By West Georgia Medicine on January 17, 2020

Myofascial Release in Columbus GeorgiaMillions of people suffer from chronic pain and muscular dysfunction, but many don’t get a satisfying diagnosis. 

The reason is that many healthcare practitioners forget an important part of human anatomy – the fascia. 

Thankfully, investing in myofascial release from your Columbus, GA medical team can provide you with some relief. 

What Is Myofascial Release and Should You Try It?

The fascia is like a thin layer of connective tissue that surrounds your organs and muscles. If there is any sort of tension (usually due to trauma), you could end up with pain, lack of mobility, and even symptoms that mimic neurological disorders

Myofascial release in Columbus, GA might be mislabeled “massage,” but it is very different. A massage therapist gently lengthens and manipulates the muscles. A myofascial practitioner goes deeper than that. 

Using their thumb, elbow, or a tool like a foam roller, they’ll press into an area of the body where there’s a build-up of scar tissue or a bundle of fascia (as opposed to a smooth layer of fascia). The goal is to break up fascial adhesions and scar tissue. Doing so will result in: 

  • Less pain
  • Improved range of motion
  • Greater flexibility.    

Why It’s So Important to Find the Right Practitioner  

Can you just go to your massage therapist and get this type of treatment? No, you need to go to someone who has specific training for this therapy. If not, damage can be done. Going to the wrong person can lead to zero improvement or long-term damage. 

Are You in Pain? West Georgia Regenerative Medicine Can Help

Have you been experiencing chronic pain? Are you frustrated at your lack of a diagnosis? You could have a fascia issue, one that the team at West Georgia Regenerative Medicine can help you with. 

Contact us today to see if myofascial release therapy is the best form of treatment for your needs. 

Do you have questions about this type of therapy? Contact us today at 706-507-3800. We’re happy to schedule an appointment to answer all your questions. 

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