Body stiffness is common, especially as the body ages. Stiffness can result from intense work, lack of physical exercise, or specific conditions. The reasons vary from individual to individual. Some feel stiff when they wake up, while others become stiff after stopping physical activity. For others, stiffness can result from practicing unhealthy postures, intense workouts, or something new that the body is beginning to get used to. There are several ways to prevent and treat stiffness, no matter the cause, including targeted physical movements, posture corrections, body decompression, chiropractic realignment, stretches, and therapeutic massage.
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Knowing the cause of body stiffness and how to relieve it can help prevent and treat the condition so the body can function better. It’s vital to see a health care professional immediately if stiffness results from an injury, accompanied by pain, it does not go away with home treatments, or if an insect bite or infection could be the cause.
Depending on the reason behind body stiffness, there are ways to prevent it.
Chiropractic adjustments, decompression, MET, and therapeutic massage techniques can relieve muscle soreness and stiffness and restore body function. The chiropractic team will evaluate the individual, diagnose the cause/s, and develop a personalized treatment plan. The team will provide posture training, stretching the body, using a percussive massager or foam roller to break tight, stiff muscles and release adhesions of tissues.
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