There’s a new study that Rock Hill chiropractor Dr. Kamego is telling his patients about to give them a sense of hope about their chronic pain condition.
The study was reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in July 2013 and focused on what happened with chiropractic treatments on trigger points.
A trigger point is a tender spot within a muscle that can feel ropey or like a knot. Sometimes trigger points can become as large as a golf ball, particularly if the person hasn’t had any massages or chiropractic care. The body ‘collects’ these trigger points and they can end up disrupting blood flow and changing the way your body moves by limiting motion. The main problem with these trigger points is that they cause pain, and the pain can become chronic.
In this Canadian study, the primary trigger points that were causing chronic pain were in the shoulder blade and in the buttock muscles. Thirty-six participants in the study were divided into two groups: one group that received chiropractic manipulation to the cervical spine and another group that received a sham treatment.
Those who received the chiropractic manipulation had less pain in their trigger points than those who didn’t. The chiropractic treatment in the neck only affected the trigger points in the shoulder blade, not in the buttocks.
This study gives us inspiration to pick up the phone and call our Rock Hill chiropractor, Dr. Kamego. Who wants to have trigger points in their back that make a person shy away from getting hugs from others because we’ll wince from pain? Who needs chronic pain?
Interestingly, many people who don’t understand the connection of the nervous system with the entire body and the connection with chronic pain will often opt for pain medications. However, the pain medications do nothing to reduce the trigger points causing the chronic pain. Yet, a trip to visit Rock Hill chiropractor, Dr. Kamego, can make the biggest difference in how you feel – and there are no risks or potential drug reactions.
If you’re in chronic pain, pick up the phone and call your Rock Hill chiropractor Dr. Kamego today.
Srbely J, Vernon H, Lee D, Polgar M. Immediate effects of spinal manipulative therapy on regional antinociceptive effects in myofascial tissues in healthy young adults. J