CLA Update: Spinal Adjustments Help with Muscle Pain

June 12, 2014

New research shows that chiropractic spinal adjustments can provide immediate pain relief for people who suffer from chronic myofascial pain, or chronic muscle pain. Although the cause of chronic muscle pain may stem from muscle fiber injuries or a lack of movement, the outcome is usually the same — daily pain. This pain can interfere with daily life, as well as trigger points that are very hypersensitive.

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This debilitating condition affects more than 30 percent of the general population and as much as 85 percent of the aged population. Considering the toll it can take on daily life, receiving spinal adjustments can have an immediate beneficial effect for those suffering from constant pain.

One study that was undertaken to determine if chiropractic care for muscle pain could provide immediate relief was conducted using 36 young adults whose trigger points were documented. As discussed above, these trigger points are hypersensitive to pain, so the analysis included measuring their pain thresholds in these areas before any adjustments were performed. Once the analysis was complete, the participants were sorted into two groups. The first group received spinal adjustments, which targeted the trigger points, while the second group received placebo treatments.

During the study, pain thresholds were measured in all participants at five-minute intervals up to 15 minutes after spinal adjustments or placebo treatments were performed. In all cases, participants who received spinal adjustments immediately increased their pain thresholds and experienced instant relief. The control group, as expected, did not show any changes.

Studies such as these continually prove that chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to help improve chronic pain conditions, often with immediate improvement. So, here’s the bottom line in chiropractic care — if you’re alive and suffering from chronic pain due to subluxations, you’re better off having your pain reduced. Chiropractic Lifecare of America can save you up to 50 percent on affordable chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900, or contact us today to learn more about our services.

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