Does Chiropractic Care for muscle strains really help? Muscle strains are caused by intense physical effort that causes the muscles and tendons in your body to overstretch. This is a painful injury, which reduces your strength, range of motions and normal flexibility of the affected body part. If you suffer from this type of injury, we encourage you to consider chiropractic care for muscle strains instead of taking painkillers and waiting for the injury to heal by itself.
Key Benefits of Chiropractic for Treating Various Injuries and Conditions
Although many sources on the internet call it an “alternative” or “new wave” form of medicine, chiropractic care has actually been around since the 19th century. Over the decades, practitioners have developed a set of specific treatments, which aim to cure not just a symptom (pain), but its underlying cause.
At the present, chiropractors go to college and take exams to obtain their license to practice. Thus, they are just as well trained and under statutory supervision as allopath doctors, such as surgeons and cardiologists.
Here are some important reasons to choose chiropractic care for muscle strains at Specific Care Chiropractic:
It Is a Minimally Invasive Treatment
A chiropractor uses only their hands to perform adjustments and manipulations of the joints or massage of the muscles. There are no surgeries or drugs involved in chiropractic care for muscle strains.
The Treatment Focuses on the Whole Person
The philosophy behind chiropractic is that the entire person needs treatment in order to eliminate the cause of pain and discomfort. In many cases a pain in the leg can be caused by misalignments of the spine or hip joint. Or, tinnitus (the constant ringing sound in the ears) can be significantly reduced by solving the issue of tension in the neck muscles.
There Are Few Contraindications to Chiropractic
Many people have to endure pain because they are allergic to various over the counter painkillers. However, there are very few restrictions to trying chiropractic care for muscle strains.
Before creating a personalized treatment plan, a chiropractor at Specific Care Chiropractic will evaluate you and ask you the questions you usually receive in any doctor’s practice:
- Do you have any preexisting conditions?
- Are you taking any medication right now?
- Is there a family history of an illness?
This questionnaire is followed by a physical examination. Thus, the chiropractor will determine whether you are eligible for this type of treatment, before looking into your condition in detail.
What Is Involved in Chiropractic Care for Muscle Strains?
Muscle strains can be caused by:
- Overstraining yourself during a workout
- Physical trauma (car accident, sports accident)
- Intense physical labor.
Depending on the cause, muscle strains can be:
Acute Muscle Strains
This type of injury is caused by a single incident, such as an impact with another player during a sport mach or a car accident. It is the lesser form of muscle strains as it is an immediate occurrence.
Chronic Muscle Strains
In this situation, muscle strains occur due to repeated and intense physical effort, such as manual labor or practicing sports at professional level. The muscle is subject to constant overstretching every day.
The chiropractor will start by assessing the cause of muscle strains. Next, taking into consideration all the findings from the initial evaluation, they will create a treatment plan, which may involve:
- Adjustments of the joints
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy in the Rehab Room
- Dry needling
- Ultrasound therapy.
Chiropractic Care for Muscle Strains Can Help Prove Your Personal Injury Case
If you suffered a muscle strain due to someone’s careless actions, the chiropractor can be a valuable expert witness in your case. At Specific Chiropractic, we are used to collaborating with personal injury lawyers and other medical professionals to help establish direct causation.
The chiropractor’s report on the nature, severity and probable cause of your injuries is admissible in court and will help determine the fact that the nature of your work or an accident at the workplace caused your muscle strains.
We are just as skilled and experienced as any allopath doctor in preparing professional reports required in court and giving testimony concerning your injuries and the prognosis concerning your recovery.
Get Your Body Back – Choose Chiropractic Care for Muscle Strains
Specific Care Chiropractic has been helping patients with various conditions and injuries for over 20 years. We know how painful and debilitating muscle strains can be. You cannot do your work and you cannot enjoy life to the full. Left untreated, muscle strains can leave you with permanent weakness or reduced mobility in a part of your body.
We believe that you deserve to get your strong and able body back and the full enjoyment of your life. An experienced doctor at Specific Care Chiropractic is waiting to help you recover in one of our clinics in:
- Fort Myers, FL
- Cape Coral, FL
- Coral Springs, FL
- Leigh Acres, FL.