We’ve all struggled with aching muscles before, and it’s no picnic. If you’ve ever stood at the bottom of a flight of stairs and wondered how on earth you were going to make it to to the top, you know what we’re talking about. Most muscle soreness has a discernible source and goes away on its own in a few days or faster. But some muscle tightness and pain can linger. In that case, can a chiropractor help with tight muscles?
CAUSES OF MUSCLE PAIN
Muscular pain that isn’t the result of a hard workout typically results from tension, stress, overuse, or injury. In these cases, this pain is usually localized, so you feel it in a specific area, like your knee or shoulder. Aching muscles everywhere, or in a large portion of the body, usually relate to an infection, illness, or side effect from medication.
If your muscle pain is associated with extreme muscle weakness, a high fever and stiff neck, or difficulty breathing, you should go to your doctor. But if you just need help managing that muscle tightness, a chiropractor may be able to help.
A chiropractor like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno is trained to restore normal function and motion to your joints, which has a number of benefits that include:
- Reducing pain and joint inflammation
- Reducing muscle spasms or tightness
- Restoring muscle balance
- Maintaining healthy discs in the spine
DO YOU NEED A CHIROPRACTOR OR A MASSAGE THERAPIST?
We’ve written before about chiropractic care and massage therapy. These are wonderfully complementary therapies that can address muscle tightness and knots – the kind of stuff that’s easy to develop after a long day of poor posture and stress. As a holistic chiropractor, Dr. McSweeney offers the best of both experiences. She begins her appointments with G5 massage and other tool-assisted relaxation methods to better prepare the body for treatment by relaxing the muscles. She may use other techniques as well, including heat, specific stretches, cool laser therapy, or ultrasound.
If you’re looking for relief from tight muscles, Dr. McSweeney in Reno may be able to help. Schedule an appointment today.