At Cohen Trigger Point Center, we specialize in a muscular based approach to pain known as the Nimmo Technique. Also known as the Receptor Tonus Technique, the Nimmo Technique is not your typical chiropractic technique.
Instead of the traditional, ‘bone pushing on a nerve’ chiropractic approach to treating pain, the Nimmo Technique focuses on locating the hyperirritable spots, known as trigger points, in skeletal muscle tissue and applying precise pressure to break the muscles out of their pathological patterns of spasm and inflammation, to alleviate pain. This technique treats not only acute cycles of spasm and inflammation, but also chronic patterns that have been wired into your system for months to years.
During your first visit with us, we will perform a detailed evaluation to discuss your pain and past injuries which will help us locate the trigger points that are causing your pain. Once they’ve been located, we begin applying just the right amount of pressure to these areas for several seconds. One-by-one, we interrupt your body’s protective impulses that are causing your muscle tension, giving them a chance to relax and restore normal joint function.
Many of our patients feel looser and more relaxed immediately following treatment, but this is only the first step in breaking the cycle of your pain. We design a program of recovery focused on your specific needs, recommending a series of exercises and lifestyle changes that you can make in your daily life to promote healing and prevent future pain.
The Healing Process
The longer a person has a problem, the longer it will take to rehabilitate. Often, imbalances that began weeks or even years ago can be build up and eventually become painful. As many of us can attest, once you injure yourself, that area is never the same. The body compensates for the injury site and learns new ways of moving that are less ergonomic and less efficient. This sets the stage for chronic problems in the future.
Our Nimmo trigger point technique breaks the muscles out of the neurological patterns of spasm and irritation that they fall into. For this reason, we can accelerate the healing process of most injuries regardless of the cause. Muscle strains, rotator cuff tears, disc lesions, poor posture, repetitive trauma are just a few examples of the myriad of conditions that we can treat
Everyone is different and we believe in treating every patient as an individual. Specific healing time is variable and depends on how long the injury has been present, the overall health of the patient, and the patient’s lifestyle.