Conditions Treated

Can Chiropractors Help with Pulled Muscles?

Muscle pulls remain one of the most common injuries sustained by athletes, manual laborers, and anyone who does a lot of physical activity. This type of injury usually occurs when muscle fibers tear due to overstretching or over-contraction. Pulled muscles can be painful and severely limit mobility.

Fortunately, chiropractic care is becoming an increasingly viable option for treating pulled muscles, as it provides a practical and non-invasive approach to reducing pain and promoting healing. East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in St Cloud, FL, uses chiropractic solutions for muscle pull treatments through the following methods.

Musculoskeletal Manipulation 

Over the years, chiropractors have developed various manipulation techniques to help reduce pain and promote healing in musculoskeletal injuries. These manipulations can be applied gently or with more force – depending on the patient's needs – to restore the range of motion and reduce inflammation. However, you need to be aware of the extent of your muscle pull to avoid further injury or aggravation.

Therapeutic Exercises

The use of therapeutic exercises can play a critical role in muscle pull treatments. Generally, these exercises are used to improve mobility and reduce muscular tension. In addition, depending on the severity of the injury, your chiropractor may recommend specific stretches and strengthening exercises that can help restore range of motion and strength in the affected area.

Spinal Adjustments

In some instances, a chiropractor may suggest regular adjustments to the spine. This is done to eliminate any misalignments or subluxations in the vertebrae that could contribute to pain and discomfort. Spinal adjustments can also help promote healing by improving nerve flow to the affected area. However, you should always pay attention to spinal manipulation, especially around pulled muscles, as these injuries can become more severe if not treated.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Chiropractors are implementing soft tissue therapies to treat pulled muscles. This includes massage therapy, ultrasound, and electric stimulation treatments. These treatments help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote healing.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is another significant development in chiropractic care. Massage therapists use various techniques to reduce swelling, improve circulation, promote healing in pulled muscles, and reduce pain. Massages are generally performed using deep tissue work, kneading, and stretching movements to target the affected area.

Book an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Muscle Pull Treatment

East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in St Cloud, FL, provides muscle pull treatments tailored to each patient's needs. Our chiropractors will work with you to identify the best approach to heal and return to your regular activities. Contact us at (407) 957-9995 for a consultation and get started on recovery.

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