Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

Muscle Knots & How Chiropractic Care Helps

A Person Receiving Chiropractic Care For A Muscle Knot In The Lower Back

Muscle knots in your back, neck, or shoulder can cause persistent aches and tenderness. It’s essential to understand how they form and what you can do to ease the tension. Home remedies combined with professional care can help prevent knots from forming. The team at Glacier Chiropractic has provided the following guide to help you understand and avoid soreness and discomfort.

What Are Muscle Knots & What Symptoms Do They Cause?

When stiff muscles form a hard knob or trigger point, it’s called a knot. Eventually, radiating pain may spread outward from the trigger point, affecting other body areas. When you touch it or use the damaged muscle, you can experience a variety of symptoms. You’ll often find muscle knots in your shoulders but you can also find them in your back and neck.

  • Referred Pain In Other Muscles
  • Limited Range Of Motion
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Lingering Pain
  • Tension Headache
  • Sore Spot That Doesn’t Go Away

Trigger Point Causes & Solutions To Ease Pain

What causes a muscle knot? It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint the exact cause of trigger points. However, many factors increase the likelihood that you will develop knots. Poor posture, sitting for long periods of time, heavy lifting, and overuse are the most likely causes. There are other causes that are less obvious that you will want to watch out for.

  • Emotional Stress
  • Fatigue & Difficulty Sleeping
  • Poor Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Unhealthy Eating Habits & Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Joint Problems

Prevention Tips To Avoid Painful Knots

Prevention is the best possible solution to avoid developing knots in your neck, back, and shoulders.  Ensure you stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet that includes vital nutrients like potassium and calcium.  It’s also crucial to keep stress to a minimum and to keep muscles limber while avoiding too much strain. Good posture and frequent breaks from sitting hunched in front of a computer screen also help.

  • Drink Lots Of Water
  • Include Sufficient Potassium & Calcium In Your Diet
  • Get Help Lifting Heavy Objects
  • Maintain A Good Posture (Chin Up, Shoulders Back, And Spine Straight)
  • Take Screen Breaks Often
  • Stretch & Flex Your Muscles
  • Minimize Stress

How Do You Release A Muscle Knot?

There are many ways to treat a muscle knot and obtain pain relief at home, from self-massage and hot soaks to exercise meditation and hot and cold therapy. However, chiropractic care is one of the best ways to release knots and prevent them from reforming. Ask your chiropractor which of these home remedies might work for you.

  • Hot & Cold Therapy
  • Regular Exercise
  • Soaking In A Hot Tub
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Rubbing The Muscle Knot

Consider Chiropractic Treatment To Relieve Muscle Knot Pain

Muscle knots may cause dysfunction if left untreated. Chiropractic care eases the tightness and tenderness of the impacted tissues. Additionally, spinal manipulation realigns the spine, restoring your range of motion and relieving tension in the affected tissues and joints. Contact Glacier Chiropractic today to make an appointment for chiropractic care near Seattle & Ballard.

Glacier ChiropracticGlacier Chiropractic, located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, offers complete chiropractic care and adjustments. Our pain management services cater to various ailments, such as sports injuries, back pain, leg pain, sciatica, neck pain, and pinched nerves. In emergencies, our team is also equipped to provide immediate care.

How To Reach Us

Ballard, Seattle Office

Looking for a chiropractor in Seattle, Washington? Our chiropractic office is nestled in the neighborhood of Ballard. We’re close to the following areas: Ballard, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Wallingford, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne & Westlake.