Managing Muscle Tension and Knots With Chiropractic Therapy

Whether it’s from a stressful day at work or an intense workout, muscle tension and knots will naturally develop in your body. But just because they’re common does not make them any less painful and debilitating. If you’re looking for an effective way to manage your pain, chiropractic therapy is an excellent solution for some relief.

Chiropractic Techniques for Muscle Tension Release

Muscle tension and knots can be caused by various factors, including stress, poor posture, overusing your muscles, or a lack of exercise. With chiropractic care, you can access natural, non-invasive treatments to relieve your muscle tension. 


Some of the most common ones include: 


  • Spinal adjustments
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Flexion & distraction
  • Heat therapy
  • Ice Therapy 
  • Acupuncture
  • Soft-tissue massage
  • Therapeutic stretching
red marks indicating pain in a woman's back and neck

Self-Care Tips for Relieving Muscle Knots

In addition to chiropractic treatment, here are a few actions you can take to ease your knots and muscle tension at home: 


  • Stretch regularly to relieve stress and prevent new knots from forming
  • Use heat or ice packs to loosen tight muscles or reduce inflammation 
  • Incorporate stress-reducing activities into your daily routine, like yoga, meditation, or deep-breathing exercises 
  • Apply pressure to your trigger points to increase blood flow and release tension
  • Use products like foot levelers to protect your bones, spine, and muscles from increased stress 

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Personalized Chiropractic Care To Ease Your Muscle Pain 

Every person’s body is unique, including where you feel the most muscle tension and pain. For this reason, our chiropractic specialists at Merckling Family Chiropractic create personalized treatment plans to fit your specific needs. Please contact us to schedule your initial consultation with one of our specialists today.

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