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Plenty of Opportunities for Muscle Pain in Greenbelt

Plenty of Opportunities for Muscle Pain in Greenbelt

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Did you know that you have about 600 muscles in your body? That's a lot of muscles that can suffer from muscle pains, injury, tightness, inflammation, strain or spasm.

Muscle spasms can be caused by too much or prolonged exercise, injury, trauma, whiplash, and dehydration. You may experience twitching, tightening, or sharp pain with movement.


Muscle Pain due to an Injury in Greenbelt can Develop a "Trigger Point"

After a muscle in injured, sometimes a "trigger point" develops - an area of sensitivity in the affected muscle that can remain long after the injury is healed. Trigger points are commonly called "knots" and are often associated with muscle pain, fibromyalgia, whiplash, other muscle strains, repetitive muscle movements, and emotional stress.

The traditional medical approach to trigger point pain therapy often includes injections of local anesthetics to "numb" the pain. However, this is symptom relief that does nothing to address the CAUSE of the muscle pain.


MANY PATIENTS EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN MUSCLE PAIN AFTER CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Many patients with muscle pain experience significant improvement after receiving chiropractic adjustments in Greenbelt. Several studies back this up as well. One study of 5 men and 18 women, between the ages of 11 and 76, with chronic fatigue syndrome, trigger point pain and fibromyalgia. Every patient was able to resume his or her normal activities following a series of chiropractic adjustments.

I'm always happy to discuss pain and symptoms relating to trigger points with anyone who asks. In many cases chiropractic and a few other adjunctive therapies (ie. myofascial dry needling) provide effective and lasting benefits.

-Dr. Louis S. Crivelli II, Chiropractor
Greenbelt, MD