Muscle Strain – Spinal Pain

From WebMD

Muscle Strain Overview

Muscle strain — or muscle pull or even a muscle tear — implies damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. You can put undue pressure on muscles during the course of normal daily activities, with sudden heavy lifting, during sports, or while performing work tasks.

Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing (part or all) of the muscle fibers and the tendons attached to the muscle. The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding (bruising) and pain (caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area).



Our office treats muscle strains using primarily Active Release Techniques to break up adhesions and fibrosis to ensure rapid healing and proper muscle fiber repair in a minimal amount of time. We couple this with flexibility and ultimately strength and stabization of the affected musculature. This allows our patients to resume activity as soon as possible.

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