Qiworks: Your Partner in Managing Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Discover Effective and Holistic Pain Management And Relief

Located in the heart of San Jose, CA, Qiworks is a trusted Medical Qigong and Pain Management clinic dedicated to helping individuals find relief from chronic myofascial pain syndrome. Led by Al Perry, and his 34 years of pain management experience, we have developed a five-step process. This process has successfully decreased pain and increased range of motion for our patients. With our comprehensive approach and personalized care, we aim to improve your quality of life and overall well-being.

Understanding Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Chronic myofascial pain syndrome is a challenging condition characterized by persistent muscle pain, trigger points, and restricted range of motion. At Qiworks, we recognize the impact this condition can have on your daily life, and our mission is to provide effective pain management strategies tailored to your unique needs.

The Five-Step Process for Managing Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Step 1: Identify the pain circuit

We begin by thoroughly assessing your condition to identify the specific areas and trigger points involved in your myofascial pain syndrome. This allows us to design a personalized treatment plan targeting the root causes of your pain.

Step 2: Heat therapy with hot packs

Heat therapy is a valuable method for pain relief and muscle relaxation. Unlike ice, which can reinforce the altered state of the fibroblasts, heat therapy with hot packs improves blood circulation, relaxes muscles, and promotes tissue flexibility, setting the stage for subsequent interventions.

Step 3: Trigger point release

Trigger points are areas of hyperirritability within muscles and their surrounding fascia. Our skilled practitioners locate the thickened points at the attachment to the joint and apply targeted pressure to release tension and promote pain relief. This technique can lead to a reduction in localized tenderness and referred pain.

Step 4: Lengthening the fascia through gentle stretches

Fascial lengthening is crucial for managing myofascial pain syndrome. Our gentle stretching exercises target the affected areas, holding each stretch for two minutes to promote tissue elongation and relaxation. We also incorporate micro-movements, small and controlled oscillations within the stretch position, to further release tension and enhance range of motion.

Step 5: Perform slow, gentle sweeping movements 

To enhance blood flow, reduce muscle tension, and improve tissue mobility, we guide you through slow and gentle sweeping movements with the affected area. This technique, performed within your comfort zone, promotes relaxation and helps alleviate pain. After completing step five, the process loops back to step four, allowing for continuous fascial lengthening and gradual improvement over time.

Experience Relief and Improved Functionality

At Qiworks, we take pride in the positive outcomes we have achieved for our patients. By following our five-step process, individuals with chronic myofascial pain syndrome have experienced improved muscle function, reduced pain levels, and increased mobility. Don't just take our word for it—check out our Yelp page to read testimonials from our satisfied patients who have found lasting relief through our personalized care.

Take Control of Your Pain Management

Managing chronic myofascial pain syndrome requires a comprehensive approach tailored to your unique needs. Consulting with a healthcare professional experienced in pain management is crucial for accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support. At Qiworks, we are here to guide you on your pain management journey, providing you with the tools and knowledge necessary to take control of your well-being.

Get Started Today:

Ready to find relief from chronic myofascial pain syndrome? Schedule an appointment or a consultation online today and begin your journey toward improved functionality and a pain-free life.