Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Your Muscle Pain
After an auto accident or injury, many patients wonder whether they should see a chiropractor or a physical therapist for their sudden muscle pain. At Twin Cities Chiropractic and Lexington Rehab Center, we believe the best treatment involves a combination of both. Our physical therapy clinic is a partner practice of Step Ahead Therapy, and serves as a complement to our chiropractic treatments to ensure the healing of your entire musculoskeletal system.
Almost everybody has experienced muscle aches and pains, also known as myalgia, at some point in their lives. Because there is muscle tissue in nearly every part of the body, this type of muscle pain can be felt practically anywhere. Apart from trauma or injury, the most common causes of muscle pain are stress, tension, and overuse. But muscle pain can also be caused by conditions like fibromyalgia, infections, autoimmune disorders, the use of certain medications, thyroid problems, or even low potassium.
It’s important to start physical therapy as soon as possible after the onset of muscle pain. Waiting to seek treatment can lead to secondary inflammation that affects your ability to move and function. However, when you’re in a lot of pain, the thought of exercise can be daunting. When you seek physical therapy treatment at Lexington Rehab Center, our initial focus will be to manage your pain and inflammation. We will do this through one or more pain-relieving techniques, such as massage therapy, manual manipulation, or hot and cold therapy. The goal is to get you comfortable enough to begin an exercise program.
Exercise At Your Pace
Movement is critical to help the body heal and stay healthy, but no single exercise program is right for every patient or every kind of muscle pain. This is why our experienced physical therapist creates custom exercise plans suited to each patient’s specific needs. An effective plan typically involves a combination of stretching, strengthening, and low-impact aerobic exercise, accompanied by one or more pain-relieving techniques. We will teach you how to perform gentle exercises that can relieve muscle aches, improve flexibility, and strengthen your muscles to prevent a future recurrence of pain.
Whether you’ve hurt yourself on the job, suffer from chronic pain, or have simply overused part of your body, physical therapy offers a non-invasive way to recover from the associated muscle pain. At Twin Cities Chiropractic and Lexington Rehab Center, we offer chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy all in the same building, making it easy and cost-effective for you to get the care you need. Our goal is to help every patient overcome their symptoms or condition as efficiently as possible without lengthy treatment plans.
As part of our mission to make our care accessible to all, we have staff who can speak Hmoob (Hmong) and Ahmharic. Contact us today to start your journey to a pain-free life!