Have you pulled a muscle? Or perhaps, you regularly experience tight sore muscles? Well if this is the case for you, we are glad you are here. This post is going to help you understand what may have caused you to pull a muscle in the first place, and how we at Core Chiropractic can help you recover.
A pulled muscle is exactly what it sounds like, when your muscle has been pulled, or stretched beyond its physical capacity. Resulting in tears in the muscle fibres which causes pain, inflammation, tightness, and swelling.
Pulled muscles are most often associated with athletes, or sports people. However pulled muscles can equally affect the sedentary and elderly. ‘Weekend warriors’ are among the most common group of people who experience pulled muscles.
The cause of pulled muscles is very simple, when a muscle is stretched further than it is capable. Explosive movements such as running, jumping and throwing are often involved with muscle tears. However, at Core Chiropractic we are more interested in what made you susceptible to a muscle tear in the first place.
At Core Chiropractic we have fantastic results helping people heal from pulled muscles. We focus on improving spinal and joint alignment. This not only helps you recover quickly, it also helps to prevent future issues with pulled muscles.
All of the muscles in your body attach to your bones, this is how we move! When a muscle contracts it pulls on the bone creating movement. However, when your spinal alignment is all twisted up and off balance, this causes many muscles of your body to be under constant tension in order to compensate.
Muscles that are under constant tension are far more likely to tear or pull when placed under the added stress of exercise or explosive movements.
By improving spinal and joint alignment it takes tension and pressure off your muscles, allowing you to heal quickly while also preventing future injuries.
Pain medications are commonly used to deal with pulled muscles, but unfortunately this approach only masks the symptoms rather than fix the underlying cause.
Our focus is correcting the cause of your pain, so you can experience lasting results, great health, and prevent future issues all without the nasty side effects of long-term pain medication use.
We do this through improving your spinal alignment and posture, using a gentle, non-invasive chiropractic technique.
1. Our complimentary consultation is the first step. In this consultation we determine if you can be helped with chiropractic care. If not, we will be sure to refer you to the right people. If chiropractic is something that can help you, you will move on to an examination process.
2. The examination process is designed to find the underlying cause of your problem. We take all of your lifestyle factors into consideration in this step. We are sure to assess your entire body not just where you are experiencing pain.
3. Once we know what is causing your pulled muscle, we will create a personalised treatment plan to get you feeling great again. We will also explain exactly what is going on with your body in an easy to understand way.
4. At Core Chiropractic, we focus on the restoration of your spinal alignment by using gentle and non invasive adjustments. Our adjustment method is gentle enough for the whole family, babies and infants especially.
Improving spinal alignment takes pressure of your spine, nervous system, muscles and joints allowing your body to heal naturally without the need for pain medications or surgery.
Our goal is to help your body function at its best so that you can experience less pain, feel great and get back to doing what you love.