Muscle spasms and strains can be painful and debilitating. Using gentle chiropractic adjustments can help ease your pain.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here, the Vancouver chiropractor.
Today I want to describe muscle spasm and muscle strain.
What Are Muscle Spasms And Muscle Strains?
So people always come in and tell me the doctor said I have a strained muscle, I think I have spasming.
These are all things that chiropractic might be able to help you with.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
If we look here at this model; so for example, this is the upper cervical. The upper cervical, the Atlas, should be balanced level and the skull should sit parallel on that. If that bone gets out of alignment from stressors and traumas, could be slips and falls, car accidents, repetitive stress, now you’re going to get an imbalance here.
So, you could strain these muscles if you will, they get overstretched so it’s longer, this side will contract and the reason it does that is to protect this joint so it doesn’t create more movement and irritation to nerves, ligaments, tendons, even the discs.
The spasming is a protective mechanism just like when you sprain your ankle you swell up, it’s a protective mechanism your body uses so that you don’t use that joint. Most of the time it’s going to be painful, it’s going to be sore, you’re going to have restricted ranges of motion.
How does chiropractic help with muscle spasm and muscle strain?
If it’s in a joint, what we do is we get the joint moving through gentle methods and procedures.
Whether it’s an adjusting, instrument adjusting, sometimes we use spinal decompression or massage, ice, we can use exercise and we can also use traction.
Just depending on what the condition is, how severe, these are some of the modalities we use. They feel good, they’re gentle they’re effective, and we found over the years that chiropractic works for these kinds of problems.
If you have an issue you want to get checked, free consultation at Zenaptic (360) 260-6903. Any of the doctors here will be happy to take care of it.