Your muscles tend to tense up when your body is under stress. Your muscles may feel achy and stiff, and eventually. If left untreated, muscular tension can lead to a chronic pain condition. Muscle tension is not just caused by stress, but also by repetitive motion and physical activity. At Andersen Chiropractic Health in Champaign, IL, we have years of experience treating muscle tension through chiropractic care. When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system, determine the cause of your muscle tension, and create a chiropractic care plan to address it.
Muscle tension can result from lack of sleep, emotional stress, desk work, sports, and even poor healing from a past injury. Muscle tension is often related to spinal misalignment due to poor posture. Chiropractic care for muscle tension consists of massage therapy, muscle stimulation, ART, cupping, and more.
Our chiropractor’s primary method of eliminating muscle tension is chiropractic adjustment. By returning the spine to its natural alignment, we can reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process. Chiropractic care is an attractive option for muscle tension relief because it is natural and non-invasive. Rather than masking the symptoms of muscle tension with prescription medication, we will work to correct the condition at its source.
Massage therapy such as deep tissue and Swedish massage are both effective methods of treating muscle tension. Massage therapy promotes relaxation, and reduces stress, which contributes to muscle tension. Therapeutic massage is also highly beneficial in helping you recover from inflammation and injuries that may have caused your muscle tension.
Electrical muscle stimulation is also good for relieving pain and decreasing inflammation associated with muscle tension. Electrical muscle stimulation uses targeted light electrical pulses to reduce pain and inflammation.
ART breaks down scar tissue in tense, painful areas. This will immediately improve your range of motion, and allow your body to repair itself more quickly.
Cupping involves the use of a vacuum created by glass or plastic cups which create a suction effect on the muscles. This painless technique can penetrate as deep as four inches beneath the skin's surface, lifting and relaxing tense muscle fibers. After a cupping session, you may notice purple or red marks which will fade within a couple of weeks.
Chiropractor in Champaign, IL
If you are dealing with muscle tension and in need of chiropractic care, Andersen Chiropractic Health is ready to assist you. Our chiropractor will determine which technique is best for you to relieve your muscle tension. For more information on chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment, call us at (217) 351-1980.