How Do Trigger Points form after a Car Accident / Whiplash?
Trigger points can affect your entire body. They are often developed when the muscle in your body experiences some type of trauma such as whiplash. Car accidents are a common cause of trigger points. Although they hurt, they also keep your body safe as a defense reflex. It can happen from whiplash, a back injury or any other type of injury. How does a trigger point form? The muscle fiber becomes injured, creating a ‘knot’. Trigger points can also ‘shoot’ pain to other parts of the body. When this happens, it is called referred pain. Pain that is felt is usually very strong or dull. A trigger point causes stress, which can lead to the production of more trigger points in your body. For example, when whiplash causes a neck injury, it can lead to pain in the shoulder. Trigger points happen when the muscles in your body become fatigued. If chiropractic care is not given, you may eventually be diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help You
Pain is felt from trigger points, but the actual spot where the trigger point forms can be hard to locate. This is why it is best to see your chiropractor to locate the spot the pain is coming from. When you have whiplash, the pain may be coming from multiple regions in the body. Specific symptoms will show and your chiropractor will assist in restoring your body back to normal. It is important to consult with your chiropractor about trigger point therapy to take care of trigger points right away. Delaware Injury Care also offers therapeutic massage and laser therapy for whiplash victims. These treatments can alleviate the trigger point pain and relax your body, softening and eliminating trigger points all together. Since trigger points cause pain they can affect how you sleep. A gentle therapeutic massage will enable you to get the proper amount of rest by relaxing your muscles. This will help with flexibility so that you can achieve your daily activities. Class 4 laser therapy can reduce any neck pain and back pain due to whiplash, reduce swelling, improve blood circulation and reduce trigger points. Avoiding long-term complications due to trigger points is possible. Making an appointment to see your chiropractic doctor is the best way to avoid the painful irritation that comes from trigger points. Your should not let yourself be affected by trigger points for the rest of your life when you have so many options at hand to treat trigger points.
Call Delaware Injury Care for a Free whiplash or trigger point consultation. Delaware Injury Care provides laser therapy for pain, rehabilitation, gentle chiropractic care and more. If you have whiplash or any other pain, call us today.
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