Spinal manipulative therapy treatments are best known for helping the overall healing process of someone who got injured, whether it's from a sports-related injury, an accidental fall or a car accident. While most people think that spinal manipulative therapy is performed to help increase mobility in fixated regions, these treatments are also done to help with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and spine.
Generally speaking, the muscles that are near the vertebral column are attached to the spine. What does this mean? This simply means that the muscles in the area are also pulled and affected when the vertebral column itself is aligned. In turn, you'll feel that there's a general pain whenever that part of the muscle is being used, and at the same time, the range of motion will be lessened. While bones and muscles both have different functions, they usually come side by side and they work together. When one isn't functioning properly, the other one won't be able to function as well. When pain is caused by the muscle, the bone where that muscle is connected to will cause further pain when moved. With that being said, chiropractic adjustments, treatments, and therapies play a crucial role not just in helping the muscle, but also the joint motion and complex formed by the articulation of the bones in the affected area.
Aside from the adjustments and the ability to heal soft tissues, our office includes a number of various therapies that can help in preventing injuries in their patients. Some of these therapies may include electric muscle stimulation. This method focuses mainly on pain management on the affected muscles and complaint area. Another therapy we offer is massage therapy which will give more attention to the soft tissue structures at all body regions. We also offer the gold standard in soft tissue mobilization called Active Release Technique. In this method, soft tissues are specifically treated to help with a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies such as rotator cuff strains, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and muscle hypertonicities. It also helps out with neurological pathologies such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other peripheral nerve entrapments.
Last but not the least, chiropractors often provide their patients a series of different rehab exercises that will help them improve their musculoskeletal health. The best time to call your chiropractic service providers is now!