Most people have experienced muscle strain at one time or another, though people who participate in sports or regularly engage in heavy lifting at work might experience them more often than others. When a muscle strain is severe, it can go from being uncomfortable to extremely painful and even immobilizing. Our Pompano Beach muscle strains treatment team at Specific Care Chiropractic can help you recover if you suffer from muscle strains.
Muscle strains occur when your muscles tear, and they are commonly seen in the lower back and hamstrings. We help people find relief using physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments.
Our treatment plans offer more than restorative health care—we also provide you with resources and techniques that let you practice self-care to treat your mind and body. Your personalized treatment plan will help you throughout the healing process and let your body learn to rely on itself with help and support from our health care team.
Understanding Your Muscle Strain
Before we can treat your injury, we need to know how it happened and how it impacts your life. One of the first things we try to understand is whether your injury is acute or chronic.
Acute vs. Chronic Muscle Strains
Acute muscle strains are typically the result of an injury or singular event. For example, they can happen when you lift something heavy in the wrong way. Conversely, a chronic muscle strain results from a repetitive motion injury. For example, chronic strains might be seen in sports players or heavy laborers who make the same stressful motion on a regular basis.
The first time you come to our office, a team member will take time to talk to you. We want to understand the nature of your injury and your goals for recovery. For instance, your treatment plan might look one way if you are an athlete preparing to get back in the game or if you were injured at work and want to eventually return to your job. Alternatively, your recovery plan will look quite different if you were hurt because you lifted a heavy object but do not plan to repeat that action.
We never make assumptions about your end goals. Instead, we discuss them with you and develop a treatment strategy that optimizes your results.
A Definitive Diagnosis Is Important
A muscle strain can usually be diagnosed with a physical exam. After an overall exam, our physicians will check the painful area for swelling and tenderness. We can start at the location you identify as the most painful and look to see if we can detect a complete rupture of the muscle.
Areas of redness or discoloration are carefully probed to ensure we fully understand the depth of your injury and the requirements of your recovery plan. We may use an ultrasound to help clarify and support our diagnosis and start building a treatment plan and schedule for you.
We Can Help Your Fight for Financial Recovery
If your injuries are due to someone else’s negligence and you are seeking monetary recovery, our team will work with your personal injury law firm. We will work with your legal team by preparing and submitting:
- Detailed medical records
- A written diagnosis for your recovery
- Medical bills for current and future care
If you need medical documentation to support a personal injury case, let a member of our team know at your first appointment. We will cooperate with your legal team and provide a legal referral if needed.
Our Restorative Muscle Strains Treatment
In Pompano Beach, our Specific Care Chiropractic team works hard to develop treatment plans for patients suffering from muscle strains. To facilitate healing, our team created the following catalog of treatments:
- Massage therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Strengthening exercise regimens
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
In addition to physiotherapy, we also include chiropractic adjustments in your treatment plan. Chiropractic adjustments can improve the effective motion of your spine and your body’s overall function.
We never compromise the care you receive. Instead, we study your injury, medical records, and treatment goals to create the plan that will give you the best physical outcome.
Treating Muscle Strains Is an Ongoing Process
When our team creates a treatment plan, we focus on the injury but treat the whole patient. We keep up with your treatment plan and make sure you stick to it, checking your progress on a regular basis so we can stay on top of your recovery.
If you have a setback or repeat injury, we want to know sooner rather than later. This allows us to monitor your progress and modify your treatment plan as needed.
We make sure any setbacks you do experience are temporary. Our goal is to restore your mobility and ensure an optimal physical recovery.
Your Health and Wellbeing Are Always Our Priorities
Our team works hard for every client we represent. You can visit our client testimonials page to read recommendations and referrals like these:
“Wonderful team of Doctors. They do care and staff is incredibly friendly and professional. I love this team, thank you for making us feel better.” — Monneth Workman
“Amazing experience, wonderful staff, and they all seem to really love their job. Some staff shout out would have to be Ashley for waking me up through my alarms, Amanda for greeting me at the front desk, Alaina for her massages, and grabbing those spots the chair just couldn’t get.” — Kevin Cotton
“I have used chiropractic care periodically as needed over the last thirty years. No one has done it better than Specific Care Chiropractor. They will educate you and will put together a plan to improve quality of life for you. I highly recommended Specific Care Chiropractor.” — Richard Whiteman
Our entire staff is committed to making sure you get the support and resources you need to recover your health.
Contact Our Pompano Beach Muscle Strains Treatment Team
If you are a patient in Pompano Beach struggling with the pain of muscle strains, we can help you get the care you need. Ask us about our muscle strains treatment and start rebuilding your physical health. Speak with one of our health care team members at Specific Care Chiropractic by calling (239) 932-5314 today.