Having limited range of motion in any part of your body can be disruptive to your daily activities, including your job and your hobbies. If you work in a supermarket, for example, you might struggle to reach the upper shelves that you're trying to stock. If you enjoy yoga as a pastime, you may find that you're not able to hold certain poses for very long. There are all sorts of reasons that you may have range of motion difficulties, including issues with your spine and the various joints throughout your body. Turning to a chiropractor in this situation can dramatically improve your range of motion. Here are some treatments that they may use on you.
The direct thrust technique is the standard type of chiropractic treatment that people often associate with this form of healthcare. Your chiropractor will assess your body to determine where your range of motion issues are likely coming from. They'll then move your body into a specific position and make a quick, firm thrust against a joint or elsewhere. You'll often hear a popping sound, although it's certainly possible for a direct thrust technique to be effective even if your body doesn't pop. A few of these techniques can rapidly improve your range of motion.
In some cases, you may have range of issues because of tightness in the fascia of your body. The fascia is a network of connective tissue that is found throughout your body, and a joint can struggle to move fully when the fascia around the joint becomes tight. Lots of chiropractors use a technique called myofascial release to loosen the fascia and, in turn, allow the joint and the surrounding area to move more freely. Myofascial release can feel somewhat like a massage, given that the chiropractor will be manipulating your tissues rather than directly working on your joints.
If your chiropractor believes that your range of motion limitations are originating from your spine, they may use a technique called flexion-distraction to help you. This technique involves you lying on a table that gently moves, which can allow the chiropractor to put your spine into different positions while they apply pressure along it. Flexion-distraction can be relaxing and can quickly help to alleviate the stiffness in this part of your body that has been impacting your range of motion.
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28 August 2023
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