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How to Treat Muscle Knots in Your Back

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Muscle knots in your back is a common type of pain and discomfort.  Some knots can be small and only be a minor annoyance in your life, however, some can be big, stubborn and affect your sleep and movement. Muscle knots are also known as trigger points and can be prevented and treated by a specialist, your trusted SF chiropractor!

How do Muscle Knots in Your Back Form?

There isn’t just one reason or one thing that causes muscle knots in your back. The formation of the knots in your back generally begins when the trigger points in your muscles undergo acute trauma or an extended experience of microtrauma. Acute trauma can be caused by sudden accidents and shocks to your body. Whether it may be from a car accident or even from an everyday exercise where the body is pushed to its limit. People with poor posture, musculoskeletal disorders, or even people who have a lifestyle and occupation that can lead to extended trauma to the trigger point.

Chiropractic Treatments for Muscle Knots in Your Back

It is natural that you will experience periodic muscle knots in your back. Taking care of your body through proper treatment, diet and exercise will help prevent and encourage the body to heal on its own. Our specialists have extended knowledge in treating sports injuries and soft tissue problems, including muscle knots in your back.  

  • Massage Therapy: A common method used to rid your body of muscle knots is to massage them out. Our massage therapists are experts in targeting muscle knots, working them out through a deep tissue massage and restoring your movement. You can pair your massage visits by using a foam roller at home.
  • ART (Active Release Technique): A benefit of visiting a sports chiropractor is that we specialize in healing the body, period. That means we have more than one method or treatment that can help relieve your pain and help your body heal and get stronger. ART, has similar benefits as a massage in that it is used to massage the knots loose. A difference is that this treatment is localized with direct tension and uses strategic movements to work through the knots and promote healing in your tissues.

Get Rid of Muscle Knots in Your Back!

If you are experiencing muscle knots in your back, there is good news! We can treat it help you set a path of prevention. If you have had any kind of injury, feel stiff, or have chronic pain please reach out. Our chiropractic team is here to help you live pain-free.

Book an appointment today or call us at (415) 788-8700.

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