Everyone has experienced some sort of muscle stiffness: the overzealous runner who decides to run that extra couple of miles; the weight lifter who pushes out another set; the student who spends all night hunched over books studying. The result is all the same, muscular stiffness.
Joints may become "stiff" if not used for a period of time. Joints that are immobilized because of a cast or splint won’t be able to move through their normal ranges of motion. Joints that have developed arthritis may become stiff because of the inflammation present, which makes it difficult to move the joint to do simple tasks, such as grasping with the hands.
The majority of the population seeks medical help for a quick fix for pain relief. The medications that are prescribed help diminish the pain but do not treat the underlying cause of the dysfunction. The Doctor of Chiropractic looks for these causes.
The Chiropractor will perform an initial consultation and a detailed medical history. After the physical, orthopedic, and chiropractic examinations, radiographs of the area of chief complaint may be warranted for further diagnosis. Based on the findings the chiropractor gives a report of findings and a treatment plan, which will be discussed with the patient. Referrals to other practitioners are made if necessary.
Mass Ave Chiropractic Center
Dr. Daniel LaBell
313 Lunenburg Street, (Rt. 2A - Mass Ave), Fitchburg, MA 01420 - Only 500 yds. North of the John Fitch Hwy -
Most Health Insurances Accepted
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