Chiropractor Questions Muscle pain

Can a chiropractor help me get relief from muscle pain?

I am having a lot of muscle pain particularly around my back. Can a chiropractor help me get some relief?

27 Answers

Absolutely. Adjustments help relieve the pain spasm pain cycle.
Muscle pain is a common diagnosis that a chiropractor can effectively create a treament plan for.

Absolutely. A chiropractor will definitely diagnose the exact cause of your muscle pain, evaluate what the best treatment would be, and treat you with chiropractic adjustments, muscle work therapy, and therapeutic exercises in-office and home care. We are trained to treat the whole musculoskeletal system, which is muscles and bone, joints, etc., really specifically, so seeking the help of a chiropractor is your best bet when you have muscle pain.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Jessica Grichy, DC
Definitely, a chiropractor can work with your muscles and joints to restore function and decrease pain.
Muscle pain can be a result of many things. Chiropractics has resulted in great success with treating conditions of the nerve, bones, joints, and muscles and ligaments.
Yes! Chiropractic physicians will treat your muscles, bones, nerves and more. The whole body works together and a chiropractor can address all off these components in efforts to help the muscles around your back relax, restore balance, and realign to get you out of pain.
Yes one trained in physiotherapy.
Most definitely.
Yes, a chiropractor will makes sure that improper alignment isn't responsible for the muscle spasm/pain. They will also show you proper stretches to help relieve the muscle pain/soreness also be sure to drink enough water daily
Absolutely and if you're in NJ we can help. Our contact info is 201-265-0555
Muscles are controlled by a stretch reflex that is controlled by the nervous system, so most likely chiropractic can help. A full exam will help the chiropractor determine what is causing your issue.
Yes, of course it can. I would recommend a chiropractor for that.
Yes and no. A good Chiropractic adjustment can help muscle pain but you also need other modalities as well such as Graston Technique and an actual massage therapist.
Depending on the cause of your muscle pain, a chiropractor may be the best person to look to for help. It is surely not a deficiency of NSAIDs, muscle relaxers, or opioids!! Also, if trauma, overexertion, and nerve interference are not the cause, a very likely cause is nutrient deficiency with magnesium and B vitamins being at the top of the list. Or a lifestyle issue like obesity, being sedentary, etc. Many chiropractors can counsel you on nutrition issues. There are also chiropractors who are board certified in nutrition, like myself, who can definitely help you find out if nutrition is a involved.

Dr. Juanee Surprise, DC. NMD, IMD, DCBCN, BCIM
Absolutely can. Not only do you get pain relief, but also learn how to retrain the muscles of your back to avoid future complications.

Good luck,

Vishal K. Verma, DC, CCSP
Yes. A chiropractor's primary expertise is treating musculoskeletal conditions. They are the experts in this field.
Very likely. An exam would show if you're a chiropractic patient.
I am dual disciplined as a nurse practitioner and a chiropractor. So, I approach things a little differently. I believe in doing the least invasive thing 1st period and that would be adjustments. If a bone is rotated out of place, it puts pressure on a nerve that supplies the muscles. If that occurs, a muscle spasm can occur. Most chiropractors also use some form of electro muscle stimulation in their offices which also can help. In addition to that, in my office, we use muscle relaxer, and do trigger point injections directly into the muscles with a steroids. So, there are many approaches that would be beneficial, it just depends on what you are looking for and which approach you believe is best.

Hope this helps!

Dr. Lesa
Absolutely. You may also assess your day-to-day routines and make any other lifestyle changes that would be conducive to less muscle inflammation. Switching to a more anti-inflammatory alkaline diet will be monumental for your success as well.

But first, see a chiro, get adjusted, and begin to reap the benefits of having a sound and properly functioning nervous system.
There are several things I do in my office to help alleviate muscle pain. First we start off with electrical stimulation and moist heat to the area. Next we do some gentle stretching to the muscle and then some mild muscle work to break up any adhesion's that may be in the muscle. I always suggest using an ice pack at home for 20 minutes every hour as needed. Make sure the ice pack is wrapped in a towel. NEVER put ice directly on your skin.
Yes! When it comes to natural care for neuro-muscular conditions of the spine, chiropractic is your best option!
YES! Chiropractic care can help with muscle pain. Many times, muscles will tighten up and become painful because the joints and bones they are connected to are not moving the way they are supposed to. Without this movement, they tighten up and can lead to the pain you are experiencing.

Dr. Rob
Most likely. Muscle pain is often caused by a process called facilitation. Basically facilitation is when there is compression of a nerve or another interference between the brain and body connection to that muscle and the muscle involved tightens up. This can result in muscle spasms, achy dull or throbbing pain or even the sensation of the area involved “falling asleep” or experiencing numbness.
Absolutely, a chiropractor can help you with relief of muscle pain around your back. Adjustment eases the tension on the muscles and joints helping to alleviate pain.

Dr. Negri
Yes. Most pain in the lower back is muscular, the result of muscle “strain,” which is microscopic (sometimes severe and macroscopic) tearing of muscle fibers there. Common muscles strained are lumbosacral multifidi, which are put under eccentric load every time we sit, bend forward at any angle from the spine (lumbar flexion), reach, and lay face-up on a firm or hard surface. All of those movements, however, can be done WITHOUT lumbar flexion, by bending from the hip, knee and ankle joints, while maintaining rigidity in the lumbar spine.
Most likely. The only way to know is to try.