Does Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Tight Muscles?
Muscle tightness or stiffness can make it difficult to move especially after sleep or rest. Chiropractic care can provide a great deal of relief for people who suffer from muscle tightness. Muscle tightness can be very distracting, often giving us a feeling that something is wrong – or we accept it as a normal consequence of our active or sedentary lifestyle.
Having muscle tightness or stiffness is always an unpleasant sensation. Muscle tightness isn’t normal and should be considered a sign something is wrong with the body’s muscular system. The muscular system is an “end-organ” which means it does what it’s told by signals from the spine. This is why muscle tightness or stiffness is most likely due to an unhealthy spine or spinal column.
Chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free and all-natural alternative treatment for muscle tightness without the side effects of medications. Chiropractic treatment is especially effective in cases of muscle tightness due to aging, exercise, hard labor, injury, etc.
What Causes Muscle Tightness?
Tightness or stiffness in the muscles can occur after hard physical labor, exercise or even from lack of exercise. Below is a list of the most common causes of muscle tightness or stiffness
- Hard labor
- Overuse of an injury
- Muscle knots
- Exercise soreness
- Information from arthritis, infections or an autoimmune condition.
- Side effects of medication
- Dystonia (muscle spasticity and rigidity)
- Contracture (Permanent shortening or shrinkage of tissue)
- Stress and tension
- Muscle spasms
- sleeping positions
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Muscle Tightness?
A chiropractor uses a combination of therapeutic massage and hand pressure with adjustments and manipulations to the spine and body parts. This manipulation of the spine realigns your bones and joints to improve flexibility, a better range of motion, restores structure, balance, and coordination. All this provides relief and reduction in muscle tightness.
This type of treatment also relaxes the body, increases circulation, and relieves the muscles of tension. Combining pressure and massage and all the various adjustment techniques help speed up the recovery time to eventually alleviate muscle tightness. Chiropractors may also recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, massaging the soft tissue supporting the joints, diet, nutrition, and supplements to treat muscle tightness.
Need to Schedule Chiropractic Treatment in Wichita, KS?
If you’re looking for a chiropractor in the Wichita area, contact Stanley Chiropractic to schedule an exam.