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Myofascial Release for Pain Management

Myofascial release is a form of comprehensive treatment that uses hands-on treatment to gently apply pressure to the myofascial connective tissue. The myofascial connective tissue, or fascia, is the largest tissue in the human body. It provides support and protection to much of the structure of the human body, including our muscles. Myofascial release is used to relieve chronic pain that is caused by tension or restriction in the tissue. This tension is often a result of overuse, trauma, infection or inactivity.

Dr. Kerendian utilizes the myofascial technique for the following problems:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • TMJ
  • Teeth grinding
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Tennis elbow and golfers elbow
  • Wrist pain

While these are a few of the most common conditions that can be treated with myofascial release, Dr. Kerendian can use this therapeutic massage to treat any problem that involves the fascia.

The fascia is often described as a saran-wrap like fixture that surrounds your muscles. This tissue is highly reactive, and as different points of muscle become aggravated the fascia tissue will likely produce a knot. When the fascia becomes knotted it tends to cause pain both locally and remotely. For example, a knot in the shoulder area will likely cause tension to develop in the head and lower back. Likewise, a knot within the fascia in your lower back may cause a strain on the fascia surrounding your head, which will lead to headaches or neck pain.

Myofascial release is often a successful therapy method for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain. Patients in Beverly Hills and Bakersfield that are suffering from chronic and lingering pain are likely to benefit from myofascial release. Dr. Kerendian is specialized in the recognition of pain associated with the fascia and is able to manipulate strains and knots in the tissue back to its proper state, thereby eliminating any pain caused by tension in the tissue.

Many insurance companies will cover myofascial release only if it is performed by a recognized professional, like Dr. Kerendian. If you would like to learn more about eliminating your pain through myofascial massage in Beverly Hills or Bakersfield, then contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerendian.