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Muscle Tension: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Muscle Tension

Muscle tension is an acute or chronic condition where one or more muscles remains semi-contracted for a prolonged period. This causes small lumps or “muscle knots”which you can feel by touching the affected area. Any muscle can feel stiff or tense; however, the most affected areas usually are the neck, the cervical area, the trapezius muscle, the lower back and the legs.

What Causes Muscle Tension?

Muscular tension can come about from different causes. Acute cases can be due to a recent injury, but long-term symptoms can be caused by repetitive activities such as:

  1. Consistent poor posture (Eg. sitting for long hours at a desk, improper sleeping posture)
  2. Poor technique from carrying of heavy items or weight
  3. High intensity exercises
  4. Constantly looking down at your phone or staring at screens for an extended period of time
  5. Lack of sleep
  6. Build up of emotional stress

Muscle tension is usually tied to a misaligned spine and poor posture. It is possible for the tension to resolve on its own. However, you will find faster relief with proper treatment, and stretching. With so many potential causes, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider if you experience persistent soreness, tightness or pain.

Symptoms of Muscle Tension

Muscle tension can range from a slight discomfort or soreness of the affected areas to overall stiffness. The most common symptoms include:

  • Stiffness and tightness in affected muscles (dull ache or sharp pain)
  • Muscle soreness and fatigue
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches or dizziness caused by the tension in the neck and shoulders

How Can Chiropractic Help With Muscle Tension?

Chiropractors utilise gentle adjustments, physical therapy, stretching and exercise regimens to reduce spinal pain and improve flexibility and mobility. Chiropractic Adjustments can help relieve muscle tension by restoring the spine to its proper alignment and relieve pressure on nerves and muscles. If you are experiencing pain or muscle stiffness, seeking help from our chiropractors can help you restore your body and relieve pain without painkillers or invasive procedures. Schedule in an appointment with one of our Chiropractors at Live Well Chiropractic to get evaluated. We will provide a thorough assessment of your medical history and current condition to provide an effective treatment program unique to your needs.

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