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Subtle inabilities to move can allow injuries to occur

Dr. Michael Kwast with iChiro Clinics educates us on how most people get hurt.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many people mistakenly believe the pain from injuries is caused by the shifting of the bones. While that plays a role, the primary cause of the pain is the damage to the muscle tissue that supports the bone and skeletal structure. The muscles are what holds the bones in place, so when they are injured, strained or pulled, the resulting inflammation and swelling can cause bones to shift. 

This leads to excruciating pain and discomfort. Effective pain management treatment plans that include both chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy can help alleviate discomfort and begin the healing process.

Pain management is the primary concern when a patient calls for a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors work to put the bones back into place. They do this not by moving the bone, but by relieving the tension and stress on the bone caused by damaged muscle tissue.

Pain management techniques, such as massage therapy, can effectively relieve discomfort and reduce the inflammation and swelling caused by traumatic injury. If an injury is left untreated, the muscles can assume the new position and begin to heal with the bone being held away from its original position.

Chiropractic therapy uses pain management techniques to release the muscle and allow the bone to gradually drift back into place. 

Muscles have memory and will return to the newly healed position unless the memory is erased. Massage therapy increases blood flow to an injured area, providing the damaged tissues with extra oxygen and nutrients it needs to jumpstart the healing process.

Chiropractors who employ massage therapists, understand that by conditioning the muscles that support the skeleton, the bones are less likely to shift or move during and injury.

Pain management techniques used by chiropractors often focus more on the muscles that support the skeleton than the bones themselves. 

As they move the bones, they are also retraining the muscles and connective tissues that support them. Both actions used together create a healing response that controls pain and reduces overall discomfort.

To learn more about iChiro Clinics, visit here or visit their North office located at 4150 E. Betline Ave, Ste 3, Grand Rapids, MI and their South office located at 6690 Crossing Drive SE. Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI. 

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