When most people think of chiropractic care, they picture adjustments of the spinal vertebrae that return them to correct and healthy alignment. That is a correct assumption, but we also treat much more than the bones of your spine.
In the event of an injury to your soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) prompt chiropractic care can restore health and function to the damaged areas. That’s because, in your back, these tissues are connected to the vertebrae. When vertebrae are misaligned, whether through an accident or even just poor posture, they will pull the connecting muscles out of alignment also.
When the soft tissues of your back are strained this way, you might experience a reduced range of motion, stiffness, and pain. A chiropractic adjustment returns your vertebrae to their correct position, and therefore returns your muscles, ligaments, and tendons to their neutral positions as well. When these soft tissues are able to function normally, your healing time from injuries can be reduced.
Aside from chiropractic adjustments, we can offer other methods to help you cope with pain as you heal. If you’ve been injured in an accident, or are experiencing pain due to chronic misalignment of the spine, let’s discuss methods to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the area.
We can also review techniques that you can try at home or in the office, to promote improved posture and improve your range of motion. Call our office to schedule an appointment, and we’ll get started on a path to healing.