In an injury inflammation, muscle tightness and loss of joint motion all occur. Injuries can occur from trauma such as spraining an ankle while playing a sport or from repetitive strain such as carpal tunnel syndrome from prolonged typing or from postural strain such as neck tighness from working at a desk all day.
Chiropractors adjust joints and in the process restore lost joint motion, restore normal muscle tone and decrease inflammation. In addition, they can use other modalities such as massage or stretching to further improve the symptoms, pain levels and overall condition.
Chiropractic is very effective for low back pain and also effective for neck pain. It can be used to treat any joint in the body such as ankles, wrists and knees.