Every day people are looking to relieve muscle pain. Chronic muscle pain or myofascial pain affects about 25% of the general population and 85% of the middle-aged. Of the latter group, 37% of men and 65% of women experience muscle pain. The pain can be caused many ways: trauma, repetitive stress, or even inactivity. The muscles can have general muscle spasm or localized trigger points.
Too many people opt for over the counter or prescribed medications that temporarily relieve the pain but can lead to many side effects. These drugs do not address the cause of the muscle pain. They just mask the pain. Then you think you are “healed” and can cause more major injuries to the muscles by going back to your activities. You need to know there are more safe and effective ways to relieve muscle pain without the risks of medications. These conservative treatments actually address the cause of the muscle pain.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics shows new research that chiropractic adjustments can instantly relieve muscle pain.
36 men and women with myofascial pain were randomly assigned to either be treated with chiropractic adjustments or a sham treatment. Their pressure pain threshold was measured before treatment and at 1, 5, 10 and 15 minutes post treatment. The group that was treated with chiropractic adjustments instantly relieve muscle pain compared to the control group.
This study along with others show chiropractic is effective to relieve muscle pain. Chiropractic is also drug free and no harmful side effects while correcting the cause of the problem. This allows you to function better and get back to enjoying your normal daily activities.
If you or somebody you knows suffers with chronic muscle pain, share this article with them. Chiropractors like Dr. Russell Brokstein of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ have been helping patients be healthy naturally with chiropractic care.