Chiropractic 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 chiropractic adjustments are performed to help align the spine, which is true by the way, 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 enclosed in that muscle 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 bone in the affected area. In general, it helps reduce the pull that’s caused by the muscle, which returns that body part to its original “pre-injury” state.
Aside from the adjustments and the ability to heal soft tissues, chiropractic treatments may also include 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 healing the affected muscles, minimize inflammation and even help boost blood flow in the affected area. When this happens, the healing time is faster. Another popular therapy is ultrasound diathermy. In this method, it makes use of a deep heater that can penetrate the skin, and into the muscle for that deep comfort. It also boosts and speeds up tissue healing.
Last but not the least, chiropractors often provide their patients a series of different exercise activities and/or equipment that will help them improve their range of motion, and at the same time, heal the injury the fastest possible time. The best time to call your chiropractic service providers is now!