What is Chronic Muscle Tension Doing to You?
What is causing your muscle tension in the first place?
Muscles tense in reaction to stress, both physical and mental. Furthermore the central nervous system reacts to stress by altering the function of blood vessels and reducing blood flow to both muscles and nerves in the back. With reduced blood flow, the cells are receiving less than sufficient oxygen they need for respiration and waste products are allowed to accumulate; this in itself can lead to muscle spasm and back pain. When this natural reaction to stress leaves your muscles in a semi-contracted state for too long, soreness and stiffness ensue.
Chronic muscle tension has a lasting impact
Muscle tension, because of the pull it creates on the body, often leads to subluxation, which in turn leads to nerve compression and pain. At our office in Dunedin, we focus on resolving muscle tension at the source- determining the why– too much stress, too little exercise, poor posture; and the where: determining specific knots of tension that are causing problems. If your muscle tension has contributed to subluxation, we utilize targeted chiropractic adjustments to gently restore the spine to alignment and alleviate nerve compression.
Chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic muscle tension in Dunedin
Our treatment begins with a comprehensive exam that includes medical history, postural analysis, and range of motion tests that will set the course for treatment. If you are interested in finding out more about how our blend of all-natural treatment modalities can help you overcome chronic muscle tension, give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today.
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