Common causes of musculoskeletal weakness

Common causes of musculoskeletal weakness include:

  • Acute nerve damage: Severe injuries from accidents or sports-related trauma can lead to nerve damage, affecting the corresponding muscle group's control and function.
  • Diseases: Conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or motor neuron diseases can interfere with normal muscle function.
  • Sciatica: Compression of the sciatic nerve roots can cause weakness, tingling, or numbness in one or both legs.
  • Piriformis syndrome: This condition occurs when the piriformis muscle in the buttocks compresses the sciatic nerve.
  • Cervical radiculopathy: Like sciatica, this condition happens when a nerve root in the cervical spine is compressed, affecting one or both upper extremities.
  • Acute or chronic pain: Persistent pain can cause muscles to tighten up, leading to weakness and loss of function in the area.
  • Alignment errors: An imbalance in your body due to alignment errors can result in muscle overuse or underuse, leading to discrepancies in muscle strength.

Our approach to treating muscle weakness and paralysis

At FreeForm Chiropractic, we conduct a detailed musculoskeletal evaluation to diagnose the root cause of your weakness or paralysis. Our chiropractors will review your medical history and evaluate your spinal alignment, stance, gait, and muscle resistance to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Treatment may involve:

  • Musculoskeletal manipulation to restore your muscle functionality. Chiropractic adjustments can correct your alignment, promoting balanced weight distribution and muscle maintenance. Studies have shown that spinal manipulation can alleviate muscle strength imbalances between legs.
  • Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical technique that increases space between vertebrae, relieving conditions like cervical radiculopathy and sciatica.
  • Soft tissue therapies, such as massage therapy, can help release muscle tightness that impairs nerve function. We may also recommend corrective exercises and physiotherapy to strengthen atrophied muscles, improving your body's symmetry, strength, and coordination.

If your muscle weakness is linked to chronic or recurring musculoskeletal issues, we provide ongoing treatments and lifestyle guidance to help manage your condition effectively. At FreeForm Chiropractic, we're committed to helping you regain your strength and mobility. Trust us to guide you on your journey to improved health and well-being.

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Why choose FreeForm Chiropractic?

At Freeform, the foundations of our practice are freedom, fortitude, family, and faith. We believe in the body's natural capacity to heal itself, and our role is to facilitate this healing process. Our mission involves helping you live a life free from the constraints of constant healthcare dependence.

We distinguish ourselves by aiming for enduring changes rather than merely addressing symptoms. We focus on educating our patients about genuine health and well-being, empowering them to assume control of their own health. Each treatment plan is personalized and designed with the objective of restoring overall health and wellness so that you can lead an active lifestyle without pain or limitations.

Life beyond muscle weakness

Muscle weakness or paralysis doesn't have to define your life. With FreeForm Chiropractic, you can reclaim your freedom, fortitude, and faith in your body's healing capabilities. Choose FreeForm Chiropractic and embrace a life free from muscle weakness or paralysis and healthcare dependence.

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