Do You Suffer From Muscle Tension? Do you feel like your back “went out”? Are you limited because of your pain or do you feel vulnerable due to your pain?

Tight back and neck muscles come about by a variety of avenues. While acute cases of muscle soreness may result from a recent injury, chronic muscle pain evolves from inadequate healing of a past injury, repetitive activities, desk or computer work, sports, emotional stress, lack of sleep and dehydration.

Muscle tension is also nearly always tied with poor posture and a misaligned spine. Specifically, it is associated with a common condition called vertebral subluxation, which occurs when spinal bones (vertebrae) are restricted or move slightly out of place.

Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and safe maneuvers Dr. Kimberly Maxwell uses to correct vertebral subluxations in patients’ spines. Research published in the Journal of Vertebral and Physiological Therapeutics explains that chiropractic adjustments quell muscle tension by two primary pathways: (1) by restoring the spine to proper alignment and (2) by instigating nerve impulses that prompt muscles to relax.

Muscles fasten to bones via tendons. When spinal bones are out of alignment, they pull connecting muscles out of their proper position, causing imbalance and muscle tension. Dr. Maxwell restores the spine to optimal alignment with chiropractic adjustments.

To find out more about how chiropractic can quell muscle tension and help you avoid unnecessary, and possibly hazardous, medication, call Dr. Kimberly Maxwell at (406) 585-7000.  Dr. Maxwell is currently accepting new patients.  To make an appointment for a complete physical assessment call (406) 585-7000.