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
- 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 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.
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.
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.