If you’ve never seen a Chiropractor before you may be wondering if they help complaints like a muscular problem? The simple answer to this question is yes, of course we can. Chiropractic is a manual or hands-on therapy that focuses on the function and health of the musculoskeletal system (i.e muscles and skeleton). More often than not, a muscular problem like a tight neck also involves dysfunction of the joints so Chiropractors are ideally placed to address both aspects.
“But I Thought You Just Looked At The Back?”
Nope! Chiropractors don’t spend five years studying full-time to simply just lay you down on the table and ‘crack your back.’ During Chiropractic education we intensively gain knowledge and understanding regarding the entire human frame, nervous system, sports rehabilitation and much more. When I have a client ask me, “James can you please have a look at my foot?” or “my shoulder has been sore, can you check it out?” it shows me that this person really understands Chiropractic and how we can truly help them.
Got A Muscular Problem?
Muscular problems such as general soreness, tightness, spasm or more specific injuries including sprains and strains can all respond to Chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors may use a variety of techniques for muscular complaints such as mobilisation, stretching, massage, active release techniques, ice/heat, TENS, ultrasound, taping, bracing and exercise rehabilitation advice in order to heal your problem. So next time you’re suffering a muscle problem, don’t hesitate to talk to your Chiropractor about it because we’re more then just a pretty face!
Common Muscular & Soft Tissue Injuries That Chiropractors Treat
- Hamstring strains
- Achilles tendon and calf injuries
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shin splints
- Groin tightness
- Biceps tendon and muscle tears
- Gluteal spasm
We hope you have found this information helpful and have demonstrated that Chiropractors are sought after for managing muscular problems. If you require additional information or would like to schedule a consultation please contact our clinic directly via 1300-003-777.