How Chiropractic Care Helps – Muscle Pain and Spasms
Whether it’s relaxing on the sofa, working at the office, or sitting in traffic, muscle pain and spasms can occur even when doing the lightest of tasks. This phenomenon occurs for a multitude of reasons, with most pain being attributed to an injury related to an accident. This debilitating discomfort and aching can make every day seem like a chore. This is especially true for patients who have localized pain, with the neck and back being the most common perpetrators. So, what can be done to make sure that your pain is not interrupting life’s most precious moments?
Adjustments Of Muscle Pain And Spasms
One of the most common issues found in patients that experience muscle pain and spasms is their lack of joint mobility and increasing ligament degeneration. This is typically caused by an increase in joint pressure, which affects our nervous system and sends signals to the brain (which we interpret as pain!). A frequently used procedure by chiropractors, adjustments are applied to patients with bare hands or through small instruments. The goal of adjustments is to use a quick, controlled, and sudden force to the problem area in an effort to relieve joint pressure through the release of trapped gases. This type of manipulation of the musculoskeletal system is generally followed by sensations of relief and relaxation by the patient.
Massage Therapy For Muscle Pain
Areas of the body that are prone to muscle pain and spasms (especially in the neck and back) can also be alleviated by the use of massage therapy. This type of treatment is typically focused on the body’s soft tissues, like muscles, tendons, and ligaments. With techniques that are centered around increasing blood circulation, improving range of motion, and relaxing the problem areas, massage therapy can be a significant solution to those with muscle pain and spasms. Additionally, massage therapy has been shown to reduce pain for patients with chronic illnesses and improve conditions related to diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, sleeping disorders, and depression.
Diet and Nutrition
Although seemingly unrelated, a patient’s dietary and nutritional habits can make or break any chiropractic treatment. On some occasions, simply a change in diet can result in chronic muscle pain and spasms to subside either partially or completely. For example, chronic muscle spasms that are not related to an injury or accident can potentially be caused by dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. Small changes in your nutritional intake (whole grain instead of white, cup of water instead of soda, fruit instead of chips) can lead to an improved outlook for muscle pain and spasms.
At Atlas Injury to Health, we offer a comprehensive approach to tackling chronic illnesses like muscle spasms and neck pain. A holistic treatment plan is used to minimize the recovery period while improving mobility and reducing discomfort. To learn more about our services and how they can help you feel like you again, click the Services+ tab.