Why You Get Muscle Stiffness and How to Prevent It

Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 3.52.01 PMThe most common injuries we see here at Next Level Wellness Center Irvine are sprains and strains. A sprained ligament or a strained muscle or tendon can be the cause of a lot of pain. The majority of our Orange County chiropractic and sports medicine patients will come in with injuries suffered from spending lots of time at the computer. When they stand up, they have lower back muscle tightness.

A muscle strain is actually a tear of a muscle or tendon. You can tear your muscle or tendon slightly, or to a major degree. A sprain is very similar, but it is a tear of a ligament. Ligaments connect two of your bones together in your joints. Regardless of your injury being a muscle or tendon tear; your body will heal the tear the same way.

In the case of both a strain and a sprain, the body lays down scar tissue that starts to tighten and adhere to other structures creating stiffness or tightness. This is what limits your motion as your trying to move.

Here’s how to avoid these injuries:

  • Never hunch over an object, lifting it with your back curled
  • Try not to spend hours sitting with poor posture at your desk
  • Avoid contorting your body too quickly, creating a whip-lash type of scenario.

It is important to get on a wellness and prevention program once the sprain strain or sprain is healed. This can consist of routine stretches, yoga on the weekends, or daily exercise and will prevent injury in the future. People in Irvine suffering from pain are recognizing the benefit of alternative medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health instead of having to deal with back pain or neck pain. Please take the time to Irvine chiropractic team of doctors: Vasili Gatsinaris, James Kim, Adam Abulghualya, and our network of chiropractic and wellness care professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives.

As a patient at Next Level Wellness Center, we will personally tailor a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to your needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.


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