A muscle strain, or pulled muscle, occurs when your muscle is overstretched or torn. This can happen as a result of fatigue, overuse, or improper use of said muscle. Strains can happen to any muscle in the body, but they are most common in your lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring. Since muscle strains have many overlapping signs and symptoms, only our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy can distinguish between a strained muscle and nerve pain stemming from a secondary herniation.
Muscle strain is defined as an injury to a muscle as a result of a strenuous activity. Almost anyone can put undue tension on muscles during the course of daily activities, with sudden, quick heavy lifting, during sports, or while performing work tasks. A severe muscle strain can result in a muscle tear. When this happens, the tearing of the muscle can damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding (with or without bruising) to occur, and pain, caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area. The most common form of treatment for a muscle strain is gentle manual manipulation. This promotes healing by realigning your spine as well as normalizing your strained muscles.
If you have questions or concerns regarding chiropractic treatment, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-484-7578.