Muscle Tension and Spasms: How a Chiropractor Can Help
If you suffer from muscle tension and muscle spasms, you're not alone. It's easy to ignore these types of pains in hopes that they'll one day go away, but you don't have to resign yourself to just dealing with these issues. Chiropractic care is a safe, affordable, and helpful option for people suffering from muscle issues. Dr. Gary Martin, our Irvine chiropractor, is here to help you find relief from muscle pain issues.
Causes of Muscle Tension
Many of us find that we repeat motions from day to day. This could be something as complex as a move during a workout, or something as simple as picking up an object. These motions cause certain muscles to become overworked and tense, which can cause them to shorten. This can result in an uncomfortable sensation of tightness or tension in the muscle. This tension can lead to headaches, backaches, fatigue, and other symptoms.
Causes of Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms, or rapid tightening and releasing of muscles with no obvious cause, are often related to muscle tension. When muscles are under tension for a long period of time, they become fatigued. This can cause spasms to occur. These spasms are often concurrent with dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Chiropractic care believes in looking at patients as whole people, rather than just a collection of symptoms. We recognize that all parts of the body work together. When it comes to muscle tension and muscle spasms, we know there is often more than just one simple factor at work. Before providing chiropractic treatment, such as spinal adjustment or medical massage, we talk with you about your lifestyle so that we can try to understand the root cause of your pain. This allows us to give you advice on how to avoid a recurrence of the pain. Many people find that they have relief from their symptoms after their initial appointment, but for some people, it takes multiple visits to begin to feel relief. At your appointment, we'll talk with you about a treatment and care plan that makes sense for your issue.
Call Our Irvine Chiropractor
If you're ready to put a stop to muscle tension and muscle spasms, call our Irvine chiropractor, Dr. Gary Martin, at (949) 559-7999 to set up your first appointment. We look forward to helping you and your family with your holistic health care needs.