Work, family, and an endless sense of tension can take their toll on our body and our mind. This stress can lead to health issues, including different kinds of pain. Thankfully the people of Temecula, CA can come to Horst Chiropractic for the care they need. We offer numerous options for the relief for back and neck pain, with a focus on total and lasting health.
Many of our patients suffer from sore joints as well as stiff muscles. This is particularly true of the muscles in the back and the neck. No matter where this muscle tension is centered, chiropractic care can play an important role in treating it.
Back Pain Comes in Many Forms
When it comes to back pain, one must acknowledge that pain comes in so many different forms. Sometimes your back pain is the result of injuries to the muscles and soft tissue, while other times it’s the spine and its alignment that’s causing the trouble.
Whenever we treat musculoskeletal disorders that manifest in tight muscles or pain, we must first diagnose its cause. From there, a proper treatment plan can be considered. There may be multiple levels for treatment, and part of a chiropractor’s job to ensure that chiropractic care can complement a host of other therapies.
What Happens During a Chiropractic Adjustment?
During chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor will perform careful manipulation of your spine and various joints. The goal is to relieve pain, restore mobility, increase your flexibility, and promote a sense of calm and wellness in the process.
These chiropractic adjustments can help address other kinds of pain and conditions related to joint issues. In the case of tight back muscles, chiropractic care can help promote a relaxed state, easing the tension of these muscles even if just for a little while.
Chiropractic Care as a Supplement to Massage
Since chiropractic care is focused more on the spine and the joints than the muscles themselves, it cannot address tight back muscles per se. That’s why chiropractic care can be considered a complement to a professional back massage.
A massage therapist can work wonders in loosening or unknotting back muscles. A chiropractor can supplement massage therapy by working on the joints and promoting feelings of release. These different kinds of sessions can work together over time to get rid of that unwanted muscle tension in the back.
Discussing Exercises for the Back
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also take time to discuss a patient’s other wellness routines. This includes some talk about exercises and stretches that can help alleviate a patient’s problems. Sometimes the ideal way to loosen those tense back muscles is to regularly stretch them and strengthen them. This can serve as a patient’s at-home supplement to the professional chiropractic and massage therapy they receive.
As you can imagine, patients feel empowered knowing that they can engage in some form of self-care to address their issues. This sense of control is an important feeling when dealing with health issues of various kinds.
A Holistic Approach to Pain Relief and Wellness
Holistic wellness is crucial to a healthy state of being. It’s something we have mentioned several times on our blog, and it’s important to our practice philosophy. Chiropractic care is just one of many options available to patients dealing with neck and back issues. We’re more than happy to assist with that, and to note other avenues for wellness that patients can consider.
Schedule a Visit to Horst Chiropractic
To learn more about achieving total health through proper chiropractic care, we encourage you to contact an experienced chiropractic adjustment specialist. The entire team at Horst Chiropractic will work with you and guide you on the road toward wellness.