Chiropractic manipulation has many benefits, especially in the realm of muscle health. Chiropractors are experts at treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, which covers a vast number of conditions.
Muscles are one of the most common places where chiropractors look for problems. Chiropractors have several ways to treat muscle problems, including muscle release techniques and reflex inhibition.
Muscle-related conditions Chiropractors treat include lumps (myofascial trigger points), spasms, strains, sprains, tight or rigid muscles, cramps, tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons), nerve impingement (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), and more. Chiropractic doctors often use one or more of the following techniques to treat these problems:
- Muscle release techniques
- Reflex inhibition
- Strain counterstrain
- Applied kinesiology (muscle testing)
- Orthopedic manual therapy
In addition to treating these problems, chiropractors may use neuromuscular re-education to teach you how to maintain or regain proper muscle balance and movement patterns. Chiropractic care also helps the body's innate ability to heal itself by removing nerve interference caused by misaligned vertebrae of the spine (subluxations).
Muscle pain Chiropractic treatment is very effective in relieving muscle aches and pains. Chiropractors use different techniques to provide the best relief for the patient, depending on their needs. Chiropractic manipulation can decrease compression in muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves by removing pressure on these structures.