SPINAL HEALTH COLUMN by Dr. Nora Rahemtulla, Vancouver Chiropractor
Although every injury is different, it is safe to say that there will be some degree of residual compensation over the years, even if asymptomatic. This is especially true if there was some direct or sudden trauma such as a car accident or a fall that wasn’t dealt with correctly. Over time, weakness and scar tissue may occur in the soft tissues, such as muscles and ligaments, surrounding the injury site. That may not be apparent to the person subjectively, but over time the body can become guarded. All of a sudden normal activities of daily living will start causing pain, spasm, and inflammation. This is your body’s defense mechanism to stabilize you from experiencing further wear and tear or damage in the area.
The best thing to do is not to assume things will just work themselves out. You have options.
As chiropractors, we are highly trained to assess normal and abnormal bio-mechanics of the spine and surrounding muscles. Chiropractic can be a great resource and tool to treat not only the pain but to get to the source of the original injury, leading to better spinal health long term.
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