How Can a Chiropractor Help with Pulled Muscles?

Perhaps you have lifted something just a little too heavy. Maybe you were playing tackle football. You may have slipped and fallen on some ice. Pulled muscles may occur for a number of reasons. At Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, Dr. Maxwell looks at how you can find relief through chiropractic care.

What are Pulled Muscles?

Pulled muscles, also called muscle strains, are damaged muscles, small blood vessels, and tendons. The damage irritates the nerves in the area which causes pain.

Symptoms of Pulled Muscles

You may have only one or a combination of these common symptoms:

  • Pain, which can vary from annoying to severe
  • Constant pain, even when resting the affected area
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Muscle turning pink or red
  • Problems moving or doing other common activities

Diagnosing Pulled Muscles

Our chiropractor needs to physically examine your injured area to determine whether you have a pulled muscle or something else. X-rays are often not necessary, except in bad cases.

Chiropractic Care for Pulled Muscles

Chiropractic care helps treat your pulled muscle in several ways that are always drug-free and non-invasive. Our chiropractor’s goal is to help your body release its natural healing powers to reduce pain, swelling, and irritation around your nerves.

Massage Therapy

Massage not only feels good, but it also helps your body by improving circulation to your pulled muscles. It also helps to relax the muscle fibers that have become constricted due to the injury.

Corrective Exercises

Your muscles need to move to keep them from getting so weak that it impedes the progress of your healing. Our chiropractor will help by recommending stretches and exercises you can do at home to help stay limber and pain-free between treatments.

Postural Correction

Our chiropractor will show you better ways of sitting, standing, and sleeping that can reduce pressure on your nerves and muscles.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Newcastle, WA

If you are suffering from a pulled muscle and live in the Newcastle area, contact Chiropractic Wellness Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maxwell. Call our team today at (425) 641-7470 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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  • "Dr. Maxwell and her team are really great. I love that she takes the time to really figure out what is going on with me and genuinely CARES about my health and well-being. I have been going to her for years. I had been hurting SO badly with chronic pain due to illness and debilitating migraines and she got me in right away, and adjusted me gently since it had been a while; even this gentle (but thorough) adjustment had me feeling 100times better than I've been for weeks. I can't brag enough. I have always felt so good after her adjustments. I'll be making the drive from Mukilteo to Newcastle just to continue to receive treatment from her and Dr Stephanie every week."
    Jenn W. Newcastle, WA

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