Muscle strains can interrupt your daily life and work. You may have overexerted yourself on the job or suffered a sports injury before experiencing pain or tenderness in your back, neck, arms, or legs. Do not assume it will go away on its own.
Our Lehigh Acres muscle strain treatment can help you feel better. You may benefit from chiropractic care, physical therapy, or a combination of treatments.
How muscle strains can start
According to Mayo Clinic, muscle strains can result from an isolated incident or a repetitive injury. If your job requires physical labor, you may have pulled a muscle lifting a heavy object. If you play sports, you may have torn a muscle during practice. Even a car accident injury can cause muscle strain.
Overuse and overexertion can also lead to muscle strains. If you have been performing the same activities for a period of time, you may start to experience pain even with slight movements.
Common symptoms of muscle strains
You’ll know you have a muscle strain if you experience the following symptoms, especially after an injury:
- A limited range of motion
- Muscle spasms
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, a physician with Specific Care Chiropractic can examine you and determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Our Lehigh Acres physicians can assess your muscle strain
When you come in for your first appointment at Specific Care Chiropractic, one of our physicians can conduct diagnostic tests to determine the severity of your muscle strain. X-rays may reveal issues in more than one part of your body.
We can then select a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Our physicians can guide you through physical therapy sessions so that you understand which stretches are best for your injury. We have equipped our rehab room with all the essentials you need to pinpoint specific areas of the body.
Physiotherapy can help loosen and strengthen your muscles, providing relief from pain and protecting you from further injury. Spinal Cord notes that this intervention can build muscle strength after injuries.
If your muscle strain stems from a misalignment in your back, we may also suggest chiropractic adjustment. This treatment can address issues that may be causing or contributing to your muscle strain. It involves manipulations of the discs to relieve tension and realign skeletal structure.
The Journal of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine notes its effectiveness in relieving pain in the back and neck. It can also address headaches associated with muscle strains.
Ultrasound therapy uses thermal energy to target soft tissue and muscles. It penetrates deep into the affected area, stimulating blood flow and cavitation. According to Internal Medicine Review, it can treat strains in the tendons, muscles, and ligaments.
The benefits of massage therapy go beyond relaxation; it breaks up scar tissue and removes excess fluid that contributes to muscle pain. It can also help stretch and strengthen the muscles after an injury. Improved flexibility and cellular regeneration are additional benefits of this treatment.
Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy uses electrical waves to penetrate deep into the muscles. This treatment increases circulation and strengthens the muscles. We can target specific muscles with this treatment.
We have helped patients across South Florida
Our previous patients rave about the results our treatments provide. We have helped people with a range of injuries, including muscle strains. Take a look at what some of our patients have to say about their experiences with Specific Care Chiropractic:
Lanore B. wrote, “I love this place they made me feel so comfortable from the start of my treatment all the way to the end of it the Dr.’s were great and the staff is amazing always warm and inviting atmosphere will definitely come back if I have any other chiropractor needs.”
Ashley P. wrote, “They explain everything, check in with you often, go through all the paperwork, are very patient and professional, and they even walked my paperwork and a cold water to me in the waiting room so that I didn’t have to get up again, since I was in pain…”
We want to see how we can help you heal from the pain and soreness you are experiencing.
We can provide you with evidence for your personal injury case
Along with providing a variety of treatments for your muscle strain, we can also help you gather evidence for your legal case. If you are working with a lawyer, we can provide them with your medical records so they can substantiate your accident-related injuries.
For example, we can submit:
- A medical analysis that links your muscle strain to your accident
- X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans
- Treatments plans that detail how long your recovery will last
- Statements on how your muscle strain will affect your work and daily activities
- Invoices for your current treatment and estimates for future treatment
Your insurance claim or lawsuit rests on your ability to prove the severity of your injuries and how they affect your life. If you do not currently have legal representation, we may be able to refer you to a lawyer in our network.
Make an appointment and get help for your muscle strain today
You should not have to suffer from the pain, tenderness, and soreness that comes with a muscle strain. Specific Care Chiropractic can diagnose and treat your injuries so you can get back to leading a productive life. Our evidence-based chiropractic care and physiotherapy can relieve your pain and resort your physical health.
Call us today at (239) 369-9109 to schedule your appointment at our Lehigh Acres location.