Repetitive strain injuries refer to a condition that occurs when a specific part of the body is subjected to repeated motions or stresses over an extended period of time. While we often associate them with work, the gym, or sitting at the computer, many may be unaware of poor posture and spinal misalignment in developing repetitive strain injuries. Some common repetitive strains include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Text Neck
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
This occurs because poor posture and spinal misalignment result in specific body parts or muscle groups bearing an undue strain, weight, and stress burden due to:
- Muscle Imbalances: Poor posture creates muscle imbalances where some muscles become overused and tight while others become weakened and stretched. This imbalance places excessive strain on specific muscle groups, leading to repetitive strain injuries.
- Increased Stress on Joints: Spinal misalignment can cause abnormal stress and pressure on the spine joints and surrounding soft tissues. This added stress can exacerbate the risk of repetitive strain injuries.
- Reduced Circulation: Poor posture and misalignment can restrict blood flow and nerve function, leading to decreased circulation and oxygenation of muscles and tissues. This can impair the body’s ability to repair and recover from minor injuries, making it more susceptible to repetitive strain.
Thankfully, repetitive strain injury chiropractic care performed by a doctor of chiropractic can be an excellent, long-term solution to repetitive strains that identifies and corrects postural abnormalities and spinal misalignments.
|The PostureWorks Difference|
|PostureWorks stands out in its ability to address both immediate pain and identify and correct spinal alignment and biomechanical issues that often cause repetitive strain injuries and lead to future chronic conditions, discomfort, and dysfunction. Our approach to chiropractic care is comprehensive, incorporating cutting-edge techniques such as Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) as the cornerstone of our treatment methods. Our evidence-based spinal care approach has demonstrated superiority in the treatment of traumatic spinal injuries when compared to conventional chiropractic and physical therapy methods. A wealth of evidence supports its effectiveness from numerous randomized control trials. Learn more here.|
How Repetitive Strain Injury Chiropractic Care Can Eliminate Your Pain
Whether on an assembly line, lifting weights, or working at a computer, your spine’s natural curvature is crucial for your body’s stability. Poor posture or spinal misalignments compromise this curvature, increasing the risk of repetitive strains.
For instance, a forward head position is a typical example of poor posture, straining the neck, shoulders, and upper back. This strain disrupts biomechanics, leading to various painful symptoms. Even though we usually associate repetitive strain injuries with specific activities, there is a high likelihood that they are actually caused by poor posture.
Chiropractors, experts in musculoskeletal health, can offer immediate pain relief for repetitive strain symptoms. The best chiropractors alleviate pain and correct posture and spinal alignment to prevent future injuries.
Advanced chiropractic care fundamentally aims to enhance the body’s natural healing capacities by addressing structural irregularities and enhancing its overall function.
|Advanced Repetitive Strain Injury Chiropractic Care|
|Initial Assessment||Chiropractors conduct comprehensive evaluations encompassing a review of medical history, accident history, physical examinations, and diagnostic procedures such as X-rays and MRIs, all aimed at pinpointing underlying concerns.|
|Chiropractic Adjustments||Chiropractors utilize various methods, such as spinal adjustments and precise soft tissue therapies, to alleviate pain at its origin and proactively prevent its recurrence.|
|Massage Therapy||Some chiropractors have expertise in physiotherapy and employ soft tissue techniques like myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and massage to ease muscle tension, enhance flexibility, and accelerate the healing process.|
|Correcting Spinal Misalignments||Chiropractors focus on addressing the postural and misalignment at the core of many repetitive strain injuries, employing techniques like adjustments and traction to restore proper joint alignment and alleviate nerve compression.|
|Spinal Traction||Advanced chiropractors use spinal traction, a treatment that gently stretches and decompresses the spine, which allows them to realign the spine and restore the natural curves of the spine that are essential for maintaining proper posture and distributing weight evenly.|
|Neuromuscular Exercises||Improved posture won’t be very helpful if it isn’t maintained. That’s why chiropractors use neuromuscular exercises to train the body to naturally hold proper posture, ensuring that it doesn’t degenerate over time and that repetitive strain injuries don’t occur.|
|Chiropractic BioPhysics®||CBP is an advanced chiropractic technique that focuses on correcting spinal misalignments and postural abnormalities to improve overall body health through in-depth health analyses and creating individualized care plans.|
It’s crucial to understand that there are over 42 million different combinations of postures that humans can have. This means that nearly unlimited amounts of postural abnormalities, each with its own complex intricacies, need to be addressed when seeking repetitive injury chiropractic care.
CBP recognizes the complexity of human posture and offers a patient-centered, tailored approach to address repetitive stress injuries at their core. By addressing the unique aspects of each individual’s posture and spinal alignment, CBP provides a path to long-term relief and improved musculoskeletal health.
PostureWorks Utilizes the Latest and Most Advanced Techniques to Treat and Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries
CBP is an advanced and specialized approach within chiropractic care centered on the assessment and correction of spinal misalignments, postural irregularities, and other structural issues within the spine and musculoskeletal system.
Distinguished by its comprehensive nature, CBP prioritizes the restoration of proper spinal alignment and posture to enhance overall musculoskeletal well-being. This makes it uniquely adept as a form of repetitive strain injury chiropractic care. Key elements of CBP include:
- Digital Analysis of Spinal Structure and BioMechanics: Utilizing cutting-edge technology to assess the intricacies of spinal function.
- Evidence-based, Individualized Treatment Plans: Tailored to each individual’s unique needs and condition.
- Mirror Image Spinal Remodeling Traction©: Focusing on improving posture for long-term health benefits.
- Mirror Image Postural Adjustments©: Precise adjustments to realign the spine effectively.
- Mirror Image Postural Exercises©: Targeted exercises to strengthen and stabilize the musculoskeletal system.
- Long-Term Health Focus: A commitment to sustainable health improvements.
Because CBP is a specialized technique requiring post-doctorate education and rigorous board certification exams, CBP-certified practitioners are relatively rare and must display exceptional clinical skills.
At PostureWorks, a CBP-certified chiropractic provider located in Lakewood, CO, and San Francisco, CA, our mission is to address the root causes of pain. We pride ourselves on providing the best repetitive strain injury chiropractic care and are committed to delivering lasting results. Discover the unique approach and say goodbye to pain for good with PostureWorks.
Contact us today for more information on repetitive strain injury chiropractic care or to schedule your appointment with PostureWorks in Lakewood or San Francisco.
Chiropractic BioPhysics®, or CBP, is a deeply researched and results-oriented corrective care technique. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health and optimal function. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is conservative, painless, and non-invasive as with all chiropractic care.