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Chiropractic Care to Restore Mobility & Range of Motion - FAQ

Published Date: 
January 23, 2023
A Chiropractor is administering adjustments to improve mobility.

Can a Chiropractor Fix Range of Motion?


Most people only think of chiropractors as a way to fix back pain, but they can do so much more than that. A chiropractor can help restore someone's range of motion by realigning the spine and helping to remove any tension or obstruction in the spinal cord. This, in turn, helps improve blood flow and nerve communication, which leads to better overall health. 

Chiropractors also use massage therapy and other techniques to help loosen muscles and relieve tension. 

What Does It Mean When a Chiropractor Says You Are Tight?

Muscles can become tight for various reasons, including injury, overuse, or stress. When muscles are tight, they can cause pain and discomfort in the surrounding area.

Tight muscles in the legs.

Chiropractors often use the term "tight" to describe muscles resistant to movement or painful when touched. Many factors, including muscle spasms, inflammation, and scar tissue, can cause this resistance. Many people don't realize that having tight muscles can be a sign of an underlying problem. Muscles can become tight for various reasons, including injury, overuse, or stress. When muscles are tight, they can cause pain and discomfort in the surrounding area.

Will a Chiropractor Make You More Flexible?

Chiropractors are known for improving flexibility because they help to realign the spine, which in turn helps improve the range of motion in the body, which is especially beneficial for those who suffer from back pain, as it can help to reduce inflammation and discomfort. Additionally, chiropractors can help improve flexibility in people with back pain. For example, they can help increase the range of motion in the shoulders, hips, and ankles.

Can Chiropractors Help with Shoulder Mobility?

Chiropractic treatment can help with shoulder mobility. The chiropractor will adjust your spine, which will help improve the range of motion in your shoulders.

A woman is clutching her shoulder because shoulder pain is impeding mobility.

Can a Chiropractor Help with Tight Hip Flexors?

Chiropractors often work with patients who have hip flexor tightness, as this can be a contributing factor to reduced mobility. By helping to restore proper alignment, chiropractors can help to improve hip flexor mobility and minimize pain.

Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

Some people believe that chiropractic adjustments hurt, but those who undergo treatment usually say the adjustments don't hurt at all. The truth is that everyone's experience will be different. Some people feel slight discomfort during their adjustment, while others feel nothing. However, the benefits of chiropractic treatment usually outweigh any temporary pain you may feel during an adjustment.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

A chiropractor is examining a woman's spinal alignment.

Chiropractic treatments are safe because they use gentle adjustments that don’t put any pressure on the spine. Chiropractors also use various techniques to adjust the spine, so if one adjustment doesn’t feel right, they can try another. Chiropractors are also trained to look for any red flags that could indicate a problem with the spine, and they will refer you to a doctor if they think you need more specialized care.

Are Chiropractic Treatments Effective at Improving Mobility?

Chiropractic therapy may help with mobility by helping to realign the spine and improve nerve function. When the spine is out of alignment, it can cause nerve function problems, leading to mobility issues. Regular chiropractic care can help correct these alignment issues and restore proper nerve function, which can help improve mobility.

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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