Muscle Knot Pain: Managing It The Natural Way

Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic provides patients various levels of pain relief. Muscle knots can be in a spectrum of intensities, ranging from mild to excruciating pain levels. How do muscle knots occur in your back, shoulders, neck, and other body areas? Let’s find out.

Why Is It Called A Muscle Knot?

A knot occurs when muscle fibers remain tight and not relaxing. It frequently happens to muscles whenever they become overused for a prolonged period and when they are misused. This experience of seemingly tightened muscle fibers is similar to feeling like a knot under your skin. Thus, this particular term becomes used to describe such a sensation.

What Causes A Muscle Knot?

Muscle knots can occur due to injuries. It can also originate from the following reasons:

  • Car accidents
  • A painful falling incident
  • Due to sleeping the wrong way (pinched neck or bent in an awkward direction)
  • A sporting injury
  • Having a spinal misalignment 

Accidents are hard to avoid because they can appear suddenly without warning. However, there are several things you can do to keep these muscle knots in check. Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic can also help you with this problem.

Keeping Muscle Knots At Bay

  • Remember to keep on using proper posture as much as you can. 
  • Maintaining good posture when you sit in prolonged periods is just the right thing to do.
  • Lift heavy objects properly.
  • When you are lifting heavy objects, don’t just lift using your back. Use as many muscle groups such as the legs, arms, core muscles, and then the back. 

Getting Natural Relief From Muscle Knots

Depending on the severity, muscle knots are relatively easy to solve. For some people, a simple massage from a loved one can provide relief. For more advanced cases, a licensed therapist can help. However, for those muscle knots that frequently appear, especially those in the neck and shoulders, the root cause may be more severe than previously thought. A misalignment in the spine can be an acute and long term threat to your overall health. Therefore, it would be an excellent idea to get it corrected. Who can help?

Redwood City Upper Cervical Chiropractic 

Unless the misalignment gets corrected, the muscle knot will keep on coming back. Therefore, it is imperative to seek the help of an upper cervical chiropractor. How so?

If the upper cervical spine is out of alignment, it can be why the muscles tighten in and around the neck, shoulders, and back. Fixing the misalignment may immediately prevent the knot from recurring. Also, the knots in the neck and immediate areas stop, removing any pain there is. Visit Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, CA. to achieve lasting pain relief from muscle knots. Call us at (650) 595-0500 or send us a message.

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