Let me ask you a question. The last time you went to the chiropractor (You do see a chiropractor right?) how long were you there? What did they do for treatment? Did you get muscle work? Electric stimulation? Anything?
The average chiropractic visit lasts between 4-7 minutes and while regardless of how much time the doctor spends with you the adjustment is probably great the big question in my mind is did they address the muscles as well?
You see, the muscles attach directly to the bones of the joints being adjusted. If they are tight, inflamed and not moving well the adjustment usually is more uncomfortable and doesn’t do as much good as it could. I learned this lesson well 10 years ago as an intern where the doctor I was working with always did muscle massage, including deep tissue work for several minutes before adjusting and followed the adjustment with some type of therapy to further relax the muscle which helped improve the efficiency of the adjustment. Let me tell you he had some happy patients!
That’s why at Arvold Chiropractic we also focus on not only the spine, but the muscles of the spine and neck as well. Taking the extra time to address any underlying issues in the muscles and connective tissue reduces tension in the back and allows the adjustment to realize its full therapeutic value.
I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to try Arvold Chiropractic. At each visit we perform soft tissue techniques (much like a mini massage) and use spinal traction therapy to relax the muscles after your adjustment.
I’m confident we can help you and that you will love our office. Everyone one should be using some level of chiropractic care to maintain healthy joint movement, normalize soft tissue and to promote overall good health. Our offices can be reached at 715-246-7500 for the 4 Corners or 715-265-7500 for our Glenwood City office. If you prefer we can also be reached via Facebook Messenger.