Myoreflex Therapy for Muscle Pain

Myoreflex Therapy for Muscle Pain Blog

Muscle pain is a highly common affliction, especially if you are physically active. In fact, muscle pain may become such an integral part of your active lifestyle that you simply ignore it, brushing it off as a natural consequence of staying in shape. However, chronic and debilitating muscle pain is not normal, nor should it be ignored.

When your body is in motion, your muscles do not act independently of one another, but rather work as a kinetic chain to produce a fluid sequence of movement. For example, serving a tennis ball involves a chain of muscle actions extending from your upper body on the serving side to your lower body on the opposing side. Thus, muscle pain felt in your calf may be related to imbalanced muscle tension in your opposing shoulder.

Muscle pain is nothing more than a cognitive perception conveyed from your peripheral nervous system to your brain. Your nerves are conduits of information that send messages from your brain to your periphery, and vice versa. Nervous stimulation is at the root of muscle contraction, and nerves run throughout your body to initiate and control movement.

Myoreflex therapy acknowledges the intricate interrelationship between your muscles and nervous system, and takes a holistic approach to treating pain.

How Myoreflex Therapy Works

Myoreflex Therapy focuses on muscle insertions, the junctions where the ends of muscles attach via tendons to bones. When function is impeded by overuse or injury, muscle pain is triggered, sometimes far from the site of dysfunction.

Myoreflex therapy does not treat isolated muscles or points of pain, but instead encompasses an entire muscular network. To function properly, muscle networks rely on a harmonious balance of muscle tension. This balance can be disrupted by:

  • postural misalignment
  • biomechanical stress
  • lack of physical activity
  • psychological stress

When a muscular imbalance develops, pain can result in different areas of your body.

Myoreflex therapy stimulates specific pressure points at the muscle-tendon interface, transmitting a signal to the area of the brain that regulates stress patterns of affected muscles. The stimulus results in a change in movement patterns that lead to the relief of pain in soft tissue structures.

Who Can Benefit from Myoreflex Therapy?

Myoreflex therapy is effective for treating a broad range of physical and psychological diseases and disorders. Common conditions often treated by myoreflex therapy include:

  • chronic muscle pain
  • lumbar disc pain
  • knee dysfunction
  • fibromyalgia
  • whiplash
  • osteoarthritis
  • scoliosis
  • hypertension
  • heart arrhythmias
  • asthma
  • headaches
  • jaw pain
  • emotional stress
  • burnout

Myoreflex therapy is painless and non-invasive, yet pain is often alleviated after the very  first treatment. Additional treatments reinforce functional neuromuscular patterns, ensuring that pain does not return.

Myoreflex Therapy in NYC

Myoreflex therapy is just one of an exciting array of alternative treatments and therapies practiced by the professional team at NYDNRehab. After a comprehensive interview and a complete assessment of posture, gait and range of motion, your therapist will design a personalized protocol for treatment that may be multi-modal, incorporating the best therapies based on your diagnosis.

Do not allow life’s aches and pains to interfere with your active lifestyle. Contact the sports medicine professionals at NYDNRehab today, and get to the source of your pain, so you can live life to the fullest. You will quickly see why NYDNRehab is the very best in NYC for physical therapy treatment.

 

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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