Muscle Strain

Upper, mid- and low-back pain are common complaints among adults, especially low-back pain, which afflicts millions of North Americans every year. The causes of back pain are many:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Herniated Disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis

Muscle Strain: Any sudden improper movement can produce immediate strain on the muscles that support the spine. Lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight or stretching or twisting too far or at an awkward angle can produce immediate or delayed pain caused by tearing and/or inflammation of tissues. If the strained area remains inflamed, the circulation needed by the body to heal itself is greatly inhibited, and the inflammation and injury remain, creating a torturous cycle. Proper Chiropractic care can help relax tight, strained muscles so that the body can flush the injured area, reduce inflammation and heal tears in affected muscles. Proper physical therapy can assist the healing process and help prevent further injury.