What Causes Muscle Tension?
Muscle tension typically occurs after exercise, hard physical work, or lifting weights. You may also feel stiffness after periods of inactivity, like when you get out of bed in the morning or get out of a chair after sitting for a long time.
It is possible for muscle tension to go away on its own. However, you will find faster relief with proper treatment, and stretching. In some cases, muscle stiffness can be a sign of something more serious, especially if there are other symptoms present.
Symptoms of Muscle Tension
Symptoms of muscle tension vary depending on the severity of the condition you may have and these can include:
Fever, especially if there is tension at the neck
Extreme muscle weakness
Redness, pain and swelling in affected area
How can Chiropractic help?
Diagnose the right condition for a personalised treatment
Our chiropractors will assess the cause and severity of your condition with a physical assessment during the consultation. In addition to the physical exam, we'll look into your past medical history and any recent X-ray results available to pinpoint the cause of the pain. Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Treatment will be customised to your condition and these options can include:
To improve overall functionality and alleviate the stress on your muscles.
Electrotherapy (TENS machine)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy involves the use of low-voltage electric currents to treat pain.
Trigger Point Release
Reduces pain by reliving tightness and stress in muscle fibers.
Active Release Techniques
Non-invasive manual therapy techniques that work to correct soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues.
Physical therapy targeted at releasing points of damage and injury.
Providing long-term care as your healthcare partner
Whole-Body Treatment Approach
Our chiropractors adopt a whole-body treatment approach to evaluate your pain areas as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well. We aim to treat the “whole person,” not just to treat your specific symptoms.
Advice on Posture, Exercises, Diet and Nutrition
In order to treat the root of chronic pains that are recurring over time, our chiropractors seek to understand your lifestyle and work demands so as to provide personalised patient-centric care and advice over a longer time horizon as your healthcare partner.