If you have frequent pain in your neck or back, you could have a serious medical condition, or it may simply be an alignment issue. The best way to find out what you are dealing with is to schedule a consultation at our office. Chiropractic care may be able to help with your pain. Some people living in pain resort to things like taking over-the-counter medications to relieve the pain. These measures, however, are only temporary and will not permanently fix the problem.
If you have a condition that is causing you a lot of pain, whether it be in your back, neck, head, arm, or shoulder, chiropractic care may be your answer. It is a method that does not involve the use of medications or surgery. Chiropractic care can be either used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. It focuses on correcting any misalignment between the spine and the nervous system. The reduction of the pressure on the nerves will relieve the pain that is caused by that pressure.
When used to treat pain, chiropractic care may center on the relief of tension in the muscles around the joints. A combination of massage and trigger point therapy may be used. Trigger points are sensitive areas in the muscles. They feel like knots and will frequently cause pain or twitching when pressure is applied to them. Chiropractors are trained to manipulate these trigger points in a way that leads to pain reduction.
One such trigger point can be located in the muscle at the base of the neck. When the chiropractor manipulates it, relief may be felt around the temple and behind the ears. The muscle that runs along the neck between the collarbone and the ear can also contain trigger points. Manipulating them may relieve pain in certain areas. The muscles located behind the jaw can also contain some trigger points. The technique used in your chiropractic care will depend on the unique situation.
The chiropractor will likely manipulate and make adjustments to these trigger points with the hand. A method will be used that stretches and releases any fibrous attachments that may be causing the pain.
Make an appointment at La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange to learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit you. If you want to avoid invasive treatments and surgeries but are looking for an effective solution, let our team of professionals help you get rid of your pain. We treat a variety of conditions, including headaches, neck pain, sciatica, leg pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, arthritis and carpal tunnel. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!