Bradford House Chiropractic Clinic is Winchester’s fast growing centre for the effective treatment of muscle spasm and tension
Chiropractic treatment can help to reduce the severity and frequency of the spasms, tension and cramp in muscles when they are not functioning correctly. Muscle spasm or cramp is an involuntary, sudden, severe contraction of a muscle. It can happen to any muscle of the body and can last from seconds to minutes or even weeks dependant on the cause. The symptoms of a muscle cramp are pain and discomfort and significant tightness in the affected muscle.
The feeling of needing to stretch or massage muscles that are cramping indicates there is an underlying cause. Dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, nerve dysfunction and tired, overused muscles are common causes of cramps.
There are other causes of muscle spasm such as the side effects of medications or medical and neurological conditions.
Chiropractic treatment helps to relieve pressure on nerves and muscles which in turn reduces the likelihood of involuntary contraction. Massage therapy can also help to reduce tenderness and inflammation in the muscles. Changes to your diet and hydration levels can also help to restore normal muscle function in the body.
The main goals of chiropractic care in the treatment of muscle spasms, tension and cramps include:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Stimulate nerves
Your chiropractor will examine the area in order to make a specific diagnosis. If appropriate we will perform a series of treatments to the area to help relieve the condition which may include manipulation, soft-tissue therapy, acupuncture or ultrasound. Our chiropractors can also advise about long-term solutions to muscle spasms and tension conditions through posture, ergonomics, nutrition and tailored exercise programmes.
Our chiropractors are highly qualified with years of experience in their respective fields. They are Members of the British Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors and are fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council. Chiropractic care has been proven by research to be effective in the treatment and management of muscle spasms and tension. However there are times when we find that chiropractic care is not the right approach to a problem. Due to our close working relationship with the GPs at St Clements and other local GPs and healthcare specialists, we are able to refer you quickly to the right person or team to help resolve the problem.
If you are suffering from muscle spasms or tension and live in the Winchester and Hampshire areas then please contact us today on 01962 861188 to arrange a consultation and help resolve your pain FAST.