Struggling with Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Charlotte?

Chiropractic Charlotte NC Man Back Pain

Some of the most common complications resulting from whiplash injuries are strains to the muscles or the tendons, as well as sprains affecting the ligaments. These are often associated with acute inflammatory responses, and usually present within 24 to 48 hours after sustaining the injury. Neck pain, inability to or difficulties in rotating the head, neck pain, and swelling are some of the common symptoms. Rehabilitation and regeneration may take several weeks – usually 6 to 8 weeks – leading to the remodeling of the tissues. Factors including bone structure, imbalance in the tendons and the muscles, growth spurts, and abnormal posture can contribute to and affect how a person responds to trauma.

Our Charlotte chiropractor, Dr. Khlebopros, will assess a patient for localized swelling, tenderness of the muscle or the tendon junctions, restricted or limited range of motion, and bruising. In addition, he will will also look for signs of deficits in the central and the peripheral nervous systems. If need be, they will require the patient to go for an advanced imaging test, the most common being an MRI.

Common Treatment Approaches

Some of the common treatment approaches that a patient will receive from Dr. Khlebopros, a chiropractor in Charlotte, for Myofascial Pain Syndrome include the following:

  • Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, or RICE, to control, manage, and resolve inflammation, as well as to regain range of motion
  • Avoiding prolonged activity so that the body will not stiffen up, which could result in more problems
  • Graded exposure to physical activities such as exercise or rehabilitation once the swelling and the pain subside
  • Chiropractic adjustments

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