When most people think of visiting a traditional chiropractor’s office, they think they will go in to receive a few cracks, clicks, and pops from the chiropractor. A holistic chiropractor is different because he utilizes a combination of muscle therapy and adjustments to provide an effective, well-rounded treatment for his patients.
Since the muscles attach to the spine, they are a big part of what keeps the spine in its proper place. When muscles become tight, they become inflamed and pull the spine out of place. A chiropractor can correct soft tissue imbalances as well as maintain good posture by adjusting these tissues in patients. When performing soft tissue therapy correctly, the chiropractor will relax tight muscles, relieve spasms, and release tension in the connective tissue (“fascia”) that surrounds each muscle.
After the patient’s muscles are loosened and relaxed, the chiropractor will adjust the patient. Modern chiropractic adjustments vary from manual manipulation of the spine to treatment using the Y-strap, which provides for a less invasive yet equally effective adjustment. While performing the adjustments, the chiropractor will use his hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to the patient’s spine. This will improve the patient’s spinal motion and physical function. Chiropractors often use hands-on adjustment to relieve the patient’s pain and stimulate healing, and the treatment of neck and back pain with chiropractic adjustments has proven highly effective.
Muscle therapy and adjustments are safe in the hands of a trained and licensed chiropractic professional.
Muscle pains only keep increasing, and sometimes no anti-inflammatory pills or massages seem to work. If you feel such muscle-related discomfort, and want to get treated, contact us as soon as possible. We have the best chiropractors who will diagnose you, and give you proper treatments.
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