What is muscle pain?
Muscle pain includes short- or long-term symptoms that vary in severity. It can be a sign of certain injuries, conditions, and infections, but can also come from other causes like overworking your muscles as you exercise.
If you experience muscle pain, it can occur in several different forms and cause some other symptoms too. You might experience trigger points, joint pain, spasms, or cramping.
You should report your symptoms to Dr. Kelly during your initial evaluation at Spine Chiropractic & Rehab Centers. Then, he can create your individualized evidence-based care plan using conservative chiropractic strategies.
Which conditions and injuries cause muscle pain?
A variety of conditions and injuries can lead to chronic or acute muscle pain. Dr. Kelly finds underlying cause so he can treat it accordingly.
You might experience muscle pain from:
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Bacterial or viral infections
- Autoimmune diseases
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Stress and tension
If you can’t narrow down the source of your muscle pain, there might be multiple factors at play. Dr. Kelly addresses the underlying causes of muscle pain while planning your treatment.
What are some chiropractic treatments to help with muscle pain?
Chiropractic care helps you regain strength, reduce muscle pain, and minimize symptoms associated with muscle pain. Some strategies can also prevent future pain. You might benefit from:
Energy work: Chiropractic energy work involves aligning your spine, which aligns your entire musculoskeletal system for proper energy flow.
Trigger point therapies: Trigger point therapies, like trigger point injections, target tight knots in your muscles at the source of your pain. They break apart these knots to alleviate pain or tightness.
Stretches and strengthening exercises: Dr. Kelly teaches you stretches and strengthening exercises so you can retain function of the affected muscles, joints, and muscle groups.
Posture retraining: Improving your posture can alleviate pain and prevent future pain, especially in your back and neck.
Home Care Alternatives: Dr. Kelly might suggest home care alternatives in addition to in-office therapies.
Call Spine Chiropractic & Rehab Centers or schedule an appointment online for your muscle pain and related concerns today.