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Can a chiropractor help tight back muscles?

I am a 26 year old female. I want to know if a chiropractor can help tight back muscles?

11 Answers

Yes! When you go in for a visit, the chiropractor will examine your spinal column to see if there are any restrictions that may be contributing to feelings of tightness and rigidness throughout the body. These restrictions, which are also known as misalignments, often lead to decreased flexibility in the surrounding joints and muscles. They can also cause increased inflammation in the area, which only exacerbates these symptoms.

A chiropractor will use manual manipulation techniques in order to safely and effectively remove these restrictions that may be causing your stiffness. Many patients experience feeling "looser" and "lighter" after just one session of chiropractic. Patients who see a chiropractor on a regular basis benefit even further.
This sounds on the surface like an easy question to answer, but in fact it is the most difficult to answer. Simple answer is Doctor's of Chiropractic are daily helping individuals with tight back muscles. However, the process of evaluating any condition begins with the consultation. When did the problem start? What was the initiating incident that caused the problem? Was there any prior problems with the area of complaint including adjacent areas? In most cases, there are additional questions. Then begins the examination, which includes palpation, range of motion, orthopedic tests, and possible imaging tests. All of these go into determining the diagnosis, need for additional evaluations, need for treatment and establishing a treatment plan. Finally, evaluating effects of the treatments. This is a simplified statement of what need to be done for any condition and then how long it takes to receive results will become apparent.
Of course! That's what we do!

Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS
Tight back muscles are an all too common thing seen in chiropractic clinics. It typically responds great to chiropractic care.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

Yes, a chiropractor can help as well as some work being done on your end by doing stretches.
Yes! But an examination is needed to determine the cause!
Yes. There are various types of stretching techniques and myofascial release techniques that help tight muscles
The simple answer is probably. A chiropractor can help you identify which muscles are tight and make recommendations. They should take a good history and do an exam to make sure there is not an underlying issue.
No, exercise.
Yes, this is a very common complaint in Chiropractic offices, and one that is treated with good results.