Myofascial massage therapy for back pain

Myofascial relaxation is a manual therapy technique often used in massage. It focuses on pain believed to originate in the nerve fibrous tissue, which is the tough membrane that surrounds, connects, and supports your muscles.

In theory, myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in “tension points” related to the stiff and fixative areas within the nervous fibrous tissue, however, pain caused by the tension point is difficult to localize.

During treatment with nerve fasciitis relaxation, the therapist locates the neurofibrillary areas that feel stiff and firm, not flexible and capable of movement with light manual pressure, although these areas are not always near the source of pain, but they are believed to restrict the movements of muscles and joints, which contributes to In spreading pain.

The concentrated manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial relaxation therapy relax the constricted muscles, indirectly reducing pain.

Numerous studies have found that massage, chiropractic, and other manual therapies work as well as other treatments for back pain, although there are few studies that have tested the treatment that partially relaxes the nerve fascia because the components of myofascial relaxation therapy differ from one therapist to another.

If you’ve been told that myofascial relaxation therapy may be helpful for treating back pain, see a therapist who is expert in this treatment.