Muscle Spasms and Chiropractic
Muscle Spasms and Chiropractic, most people know there are 206 bones in the human body but there also happens to be 640 distinct muscles as well. Consequently it’s no wonder some of these go into spasm from time to time due to overwork or some other stress on the body. Treating Muscle Spasm and chiropractic is perhaps a time honored tradition. Chiropractors are especially well suited to treat muscle spasms not only because of their background in anatomy and physiology but because of their understanding of back mechanics and the subluxation complex. Subluxations can occur anywhere along the spinal column. These are small misalignments of the back bones which can irritate the nerves and surrounding tissues. In response to such an event the body will often produce inflammation and cause a decrease of range of motion in order to stabilize the area. Often this is what causes the back to “freeze up ” in a painful spasm resulting in lost time from work until things can return to normal. Approaching this with standard medicine is marginal at best. Medical treatments such as procaine, cortisol shots and muscle relaxants do not always work and treatments like heat massage usually have only limited success. By contrast Muscle Spasms and Chiropractic have a much higher success rate. In a study done by Amalu in TODAY”S CHIROPRACTIC May/June 2000, 23 subjects who had a minimum of 2 years of pain from spasm were all able to resume normal activities including full time work. Anyone suffering from chronic muscle spasm that have had a poor result to previous treatments needs to be checked by a chiropractor. At Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture we have been treating Muscle Spasms and Chiropractic since our inception in 1983. Located in Penfield we serve Webster, Fairport and the greater Rochester NY area. Call today for a free consultation and put yourself back on the road to health.