This illustration demonstrates exactly why many people will continue to experience back and neck pain long after an injury has healed. A muscle strain injury is presented to the left, but the same process occurs in ligamentous tissue as well. If acute injuries are not properly rehabilitated, they will become chronic issues.
When these chronic issues are present in the spine and pelvis, Chiropractic care can treat pain and restore lost motion to vertebral joints helping restore functional flexibility to tendons and ligaments. While the damaged tissue may never again have the same elasticity and functionality as the original tissue, it can be successfully managed with regular Chiropractic care. As little as one office visit per month may be all that is necessary to attain significant pain relief, maintenance of soft tissue flexibility, and adequate joint functionality.