Many people believe that chiropractic care exclusively involves the spine and joints, but muscle strain treatment is also something that a chiropractor can address. If you’ve recently strained a muscle during sports activities, heavy lifting, or repetitive manual tasks, our team can help you get back to your normal activities.
Deerfield Beach muscle strains treatment can address both acute and chronic muscle strains. At Specific Care Chiropractic, we craft a treatment plan tailored to your needs. You don’t have to rely on medication alone to get through your muscle pain. Your treatment may involve a series of rehabilitative therapies intended to strengthen your muscles and reduce your pain.
What Is a Muscle Strain and How Does It Differ From a Sprain?
Many people confuse muscle strains with sprains. Sprains refer to an injury affecting the tissue bands that join two bones, whereas a strain involves either a muscle or the tissue that joins a muscle to a bone. Strains are also called pulled muscles and occur when the muscle is overstretched, per Mayo Clinic.
A muscle strain also differs from a muscle tear, in which the overstretched muscle or tendon is ripped. However, the type of activity leading to a strain, sprain, or tear can be quite similar. Our chiropractors will determine the extent of your injury so that you receive the proper treatment.
The most obvious sign of a muscle strain is pain, particularly when you try to use or stretch the muscle, and the degree of pain is generally proportionate to the severity of the injury. You might also experience weakness and reduced mobility in the impacted muscle.
Types of Muscle Strains
Muscle strains fall into two categories: acute and chronic. If you were to fall on your leg in an awkward position while playing sports, you would likely have an acute muscle strain. However, if the injury developed over time due to a repetitive action, then it would be a chronic strain.
Our muscle strains treatment providers use a variety of techniques depending on the type of your injury and its cause. We know that you are anxious to get back to the activities you love, and we will help you strengthen your muscles in a way that helps provide resilience against future injuries.
How Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy Treatments Can Help
Surgery is generally only recommended for a severe muscle injury — for instance, if many muscle fibers were torn. For muscle strains, which generally are much less severe, non-invasive treatments like physiotherapy are often recommended.
We advise that you begin physiotherapy soon after the injury, as early as the first few days following the incident. Our muscle strains treatment providers serving Deerfield Beach will use a range of techniques to improve the affected area’s strength and range of motion. You will also learn some strength-promoting exercises that you can do at home.
Assessing Your Injuries
To provide you with the most effective muscle strains treatment, it’s imperative that we first gain a full understanding of the injury you’ve incurred. Through a detailed questionnaire and a thorough physical exam, our chiropractors will determine the exact location of your injury and how serious it is.
Depending on your particular muscle strain, the treatment plan may require several visits to our office.
Physiotherapy Can Even Reduce Your Vulnerability to Future Injuries
The good news about the rehabilitation process from your muscle strain injury is that it has results that go beyond repairing your current injury. Through physiotherapy, the way you use your muscles — also known as biomechanics — can be improved, and this improvement can protect you in the future.
Physiotherapy addresses imbalances in muscle strength that can be both caused by and contribute to biomechanics problems. Our chiropractors will take these imbalances into account when prescribing your stretching and exercise regimens.
If you’ve ever wondered how some people can play rough sports and avoid injury, it could be because they’ve developed strength and healthy biomechanics through years of training. Performing your prescribed exercises can lead to a lifetime of improved strength and better resistance to accidents.
Benefits of Ultrasound Therapy and Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Many patients who haven’t previously worked with a chiropractor for muscle strains treatment may not have heard of techniques like electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) and ultrasound therapy. These treatments can be targeted to the impacted muscle to encourage tissue healing.
During an ultrasound therapy session, the medium by which tissue regeneration is encouraged is sound waves. These sound waves can even reduce the appearance of scar tissue by promoting blood flow to the injured tissues.
E-STIM involves directing very small pulses of electricity to your muscles in order to improve muscle strength and selectively retrain certain muscles, per Sports Medicine. Our chiropractors will be able to determine if either of these treatments is right for you.
Working With Legal Professionals
If you are seeking compensation for an injury that resulted from a car accident or another party’s negligence, we can help you collect the evidence you need. We will provide your lawyer (or a lawyer we refer you to) with pertinent information that can help you build your case.
Ways in which we can help with your case include:
- Offering medical testimony regarding how much time your recovery might require
- Sending invoices showing the expenses you’ve incurred for your treatment
- Providing medical records that can help add evidence to the case
We will cooperate with your legal team to help build any case to which you may be a party.
Minimize Your Recovery Time With Deerfield Beach Muscle Strains Treatment
Muscle strains treatment can help reduce the time required for your recovery so that you can get back to doing what you love. We also offer flexible options for payment and accept several forms of insurance coverage.