Chiropractic Care For Muscle Strains

by Administrator 24. November 2017 22:12

An over-stretch in muscle or tendon can cause muscle strain. The condition also known as pulled muscle, is
caused due to an acute injury, fatigue, improper or overuse of a muscle. Poor flexibility and not warming up prior to any physical activity may also cause muscle strain leaving one in pain which is often unbearable.

Symptoms
: The primary symptoms of muscle strain are swelling and pain. The skin shows signs of bruising, swelling along with pain which can be experienced even during resting. There may be weakness which eventually restricts movement of the muscle.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is effective in treating pain associated with back, neck, shoulder, pelvic, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. A chiropractor helps in providing relief from both acute and chronic muscle strains.

What Constitutes The Treatment?

The injury will follow certain examination procedures including orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic tests. Once the origin and extent of injury is determined, following treatment procedures are undertaken:

  • Manual Manipulation: The chiropractor corrects the spinal alignment with the help of controlled pressure of fingers or instruments otherwise. The gentle manipulation of spine facilitates joint mobility and ability of body to heal any strain naturally.
  • Electrical Stimulation (STIM): The STIM technique uses two stimulations which send intersecting low frequency waves promoting healing. The technique is suitable for healing soft tissue, ligament sprains and spasms as well. 
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound treatment ensures recovery process by generating heat response against injured tissue. The vibration and heat caused by the high speed waves at the injured area increases blood flow, massage damaged tissue and promote self-healing.
  • Nutrition Planning: Proper balance and functioning of body is ensured by prescribing nutritional supplements and dietary changes.  A diet rich in carbohydrates and proteins is recommended for fuelling and building up muscle. 
  • Exercises: The chiropractor recommends various muscle strengthening and stretching exercises to eliminate muscle weakness. 


Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment

The major benefit of chiropractic treatment is the focus on the self-recovery patterns of body. Chiropractic techniques improve blood flow to the injured tissue thereby stimulating healing. There are certain conditions where irritation is experienced with nerve roots. Therefore, relief is provided with effective therapeutic treatment of the injured tissue. The body is able to generate natural pain killers and heal itself leading to restored muscle movement. Thus, chiropractic technique focuses on the recovery of body from injury without any kinds of surgery or medication.

To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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