Strenuous exercise, repetitive stress, and trauma are among the myriad causes of muscle pain. You don’t need to suffer in pain, when Victoria Reyzelman, DC, and the experienced team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture provide integrative care to free you of muscle pain. Therapeutic approaches include laser therapy, the Zone Technique, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and much more. Get the care you need today by calling the practice in San Francisco, California, or requesting your consultation online.request an appointment
What is muscle pain?
Muscle pain is your body’s way of signaling that something is wrong. Your body generates pain signals when nerve impulses travel from your affected area to your brain. Muscle pain isn’t a disease, but rather a warning sign of an underlying health problem.
What causes muscle pain?
Muscle pain can originate in nearly any area of your body, brought on by various activities or, in some instances, an autoimmune condition. Common causes include but aren’t limited to:
- Muscle tear or strain
- Repetitive stress injury
- Improper posture or form
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Chronic stress
Muscle pain also may occur when you exercise or play sports without fully warming up or cooling down.
How is muscle pain treated?
The team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture begins by evaluating the underlying source of muscle pain, then customizing your treatment plan to address that issue. Your plan often includes one or more therapeutic modalities, such as:
Laser therapy is a quick, pain-free treatment that uses two wavelengths of lasers to address muscle pain. The therapy also promotes blood flow in your affected area.
Zone Technique is based on the concept that your body is divided into six zones. This approach involves targeted, hands-on manipulations to correct zonal disturbances that cause muscle pain.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
During TENS, your provider at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture places small electrodes on your body that conduct therapeutic electric pulses to your muscles and tissues. The therapy works to mask pain signals.
During acupuncture, your acupuncturist inserts sterile, superfine needles in the points where you’re experiencing muscle pain, promoting feelings of relief and relaxation. Sessions typically take only about 30 minutes.
Depending on the progress of your treatment, your provider at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture also may suggest other noninvasive approaches, such as massage therapy, water therapy, or cold therapy, as part of your integrative treatment plan.
If you’re ready to be free of muscle pain, call today or request a consultation with the skilled team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture.