Muscle Knots: Things You Need to Know and Quick Tips

 Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic

Muscle knots are one of the leading reasons behind an achy body. It’s also one of the things that people ask about when they visit a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic practice like Advanced Spinal Care. Essentially, muscle knots develop on highly active body parts such as the neck, shoulders, and lower and upper extremities. They develop gradually and pose very little threat to your life. However, if left unresolved, they can impede your ability to work on physically demanding tasks like running errands and lifting objects at work.


How Do Muscle Knots Develop? 

Many patients who come in at our Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic practice for muscle knot relief trace their problems to the following: 

  • Whiplash injury or overextension of the neckbones and joints
  • Strenuous work activities that overwork the muscle fibers
  • Poor posture problems like swayback, lordosis, and cervical subluxation
  • Prolonged time sitting in front of the computer desk 
  • Lack of physical activity that helps release muscle tension 


How to Relieve Muscle Knots the Natural Way

If you have achy muscles or notice tense or bumpy structures on your neck, shoulders, back, arms, and legs, we suggest trying the following remedies:

  • Make sure you get enough rest 
  • Try doing gentle muscle stretching exercises
  • Apply heat or cold to help the affected muscles heal
  • Try acupressure therapy to target trigger points
  • Use a relaxing muscle rub (topical painkillers or ointment with counterirritants like methol)
  • Seek the assistance of our upper cervical doctor


Old and New Patients Are Welcome at Our Redwood City Upper Cervical Chiropractic Practice

Whether you’re an old or new patient who needs Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic care, we can help. Our practice offers the best chiropractic care for patients who shows apparent signs of C1 and C2 bone misalignments. 

Come by our office for your first or follow-up appointment so we can help you with muscle knots and other health complaints. You can also reach us at (650) 595-0500 or through our contact form.


To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Redwood City office at 650-595-0500. You can also click the button below.

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The Redwood City chiropractor who offers fast track resolutions to chronic pain with technically advanced NUCCA chiropractic, upper cervical diagnostic methods and treatment protocols.
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643 Bair Island Rd Ste 208
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