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Posted on 01-07-2017

If you ever wondered if chiropractic care can help tight back muscles, the answer is a resounding, "Yes!".  In fact, tight back muscles are one of the most common reasons why patients seek help at a chiropractic office.

There is a multitude of reasons why patients have tight back muscles.  Often it is simple wear and tear that stems from repetitive actions such as sitting in front of a computer for hours every day or repeatedly lifting heavy items while on the job.  Sometimes people can relieve their tight muscles with a hot bath or a good massage, however some have reoccurring bouts of tight muscles, which eventually becomes chronic.  This can signal that there are underlying issues with the spine.

Even if there was no specific injury to begin with, chronic muscle tension can eventually pull the spine out of alignment.  When components of the spine are misaligned, they can press on adjacent nerves and cause pain and irritation or they can cause bulges or tears in spinal discs. Reoccurring bouts of, or chronically tense back muscles, are signals that something is wrong and should not be ignored.

Chiropractic care can help with tight back muscles by re-aligning the spine through chiropractic adjustments.  When spinal components are put back into their proper place, the surrounding muscles no longer need to provide a counter-balance to the misalignment and they begin to relax.  Chiropractors can also suggest ways for their patients to improve their posture and strengthen their muscles so that they incur less wear and tear on their spine.

For more information about the benefits of chiropractic care, please contact us.

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