Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Muscle Pain in Oak Lawn IL

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Muscle pain or myofascial pain is a common occurrence and is due to a strain of the muscle tissue. There are numerous causes of muscle strain including over-use or repetitive use of the muscle or muscle group, over-extenuating the muscle as in reaching or stretching too far, or placing too much resistance on the muscle. Micro-ruptures of muscle tissue occur regularly just through normal activity and usually go unnoticed.

Pain causes the muscle tissue to spasm. This is a protective mechanism of the muscle tissue. In addition, muscle strains can lead to the development of trigger points. Trigger points are areas where waste from the injury accumulates and form a small yet palpable nodule. Trigger points may go unnoticed for years after the initial injury. Trigger points may eventually cause chronic pain and stiffness. When pressure is applied to the trigger point, pain may be felt elsewhere as referred pain.

Trigger point therapy uses a touch therapy technique to release the waste from trigger points and restore tissue health. Static pressure is first applied to the trigger point followed by a release and then pressure in a pumping action is applied. The patient breathes deeply during this process. Waste and toxins are flushed and pain is relieved as endorphins (natural pain killers) are released.

Trigger point therapy has been found beneficial in treating muscle pain from acute and chronic injuries as well as muscle pain in chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is non-invasive and offers the patient a treatment that facilitates healing.

Call your local Oak Lawn, IL chiropractor today and find out how trigger point therapy can help treat your chronic muscle pain. We also offer full body vibration therapy, massage and health and wellness treatment plans for muscle pain and much more!

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Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday3pm - 6pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday3pm - 6pm
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10250 Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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What Our Patients Say

After being out of work for two weeks due to a back injury Dr. Ruof got me back to work within a week and I continue to improve with his therapies. My job involves heavy labor and I never imagined I would get back to it so quickly!
Rich H.

I called Dr. Ruof's office because I woke with severe pain in my neck and arm and was very worried. The staff got me in that very same day and now I'm back to getting a comfortable night's sleep. Highly recommended for immediate relief!
Adam R.

After suffering years of headaches Dr. Ruof took X-Rays of my neck. In under two weeks I no longer had daily headaches and I feel so much better. I wish I would have found him sooner! Anyone with headaches should talk to this doctor!
Stephanie R.

"I've been pouring concrete for thirty years with a lot of wear and tear on my body, Dr Ruof keeps me working hard and feeling great!"
Edward P.

"Being a delivery driver caused my back to go out a few times a year stopping me from doing my job for weeks at a time. The staff has had me healthy for months without fail. The results speak for themselves."
Joe J.

"I hurt my neck and shoulder in a car accident last week, called the clinic and got treatment the same day I called. Very convenient and great first impression!"
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Ruof Chiropractic
10250 Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 423-1440

OFFICE HOURS
Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday3pm - 6pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday3pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed