Repetitive Trauma

Repetitive Trauma

While many traumas and injuries will result in misalignments, certain daily occurrences can also cause similar effects to your back. For example, watching TV, sitting at a desk, or even sitting on a bed all night long can cause serious neck or back pain. Even everyday activities like sitting at the computer, staring at the phone, or reading a book can cause repetitive trauma due to the constant rocking, jerking, turning, and other unnatural motions that our bodies execute while working. Chiropractors are well trained in recognizing these everyday activities as well as other injuries that occur, and then adjusting the spine to relieve the pressure caused by these activities. Chiropractic is often used together with other conservative treatments to address problems at the source, reducing or eliminating chiropractic sessions altogether.

Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation as part of their treatment process, and they believe that this procedure helps relieve the effects of pain by helping to restore the proper alignment of the spine and nervous system. Spinal misalignments can cause headaches, migraines, poor posture, inability to stay in bed throughout the night, and even tingling and numbness in extremities. Chiropractors can perform spinal manipulation in a variety of different ways, including by applying pressure to the spine manually as they swing their arms back and forth, applying light and controlled pressure to a specific spot on the body, or by using a specialized device to stimulate the nerves or to realign the spine. No matter which method is used, chiropractic is designed to treat the whole body rather than just treating the area of pain within the spine.

In order to avoid further injury or spinal misalignments that can lead to more serious conditions, chiropractic adjustments should be made at regular intervals. A chiropractor will first diagnose the cause of the pain and injury, and then offer advice about how to avoid or repair the damage that has already been done. Regular chiropractic visits will help a patient avoid long-term issues like bursitis, which can weaken the spine and create additional pressure points at strategic points along the spine. It is important to keep your chiropractor informed of any previous injuries or conditions that might have been caused by the injury or pressure that is being felt now.

Chiropractors offer a variety of other services, including sports chiropractic care, which is designed to help alleviate any injuries that might be contributing to a lower back pain problem. Some chiropractors even specialize in arthritis and related issues, because so many people suffer from pain in these areas that there is a great need for treatment. Some other examples include digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and IBS, as well as nervous system disorders, including the more general category of stress-related illnesses. Whatever the specific condition, chiropractic care can be very helpful to relieve back and neck pain, and many people report great results when they choose this alternative health approach over more traditional methods.

Repetitive Trauma Pain: Effective Chiropractic Care at Prodigy Chiro Care

Repetitive trauma, those nagging aches and pains from everyday activities, can significantly impact your life. At Prodigy Chiro Care, our experienced chiropractors understand the impact of repetitive trauma and offer personalized, evidence-based care to address the root cause and restore your comfort and performance.

Understanding Repetitive Trauma:

Repetitive trauma affects muscles, tendons, and joints due to overuse or awkward movements. It can occur in various forms, including:

Inflammation of a tendon (e.g., tennis elbow, golfer's elbow)


Inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushioning joints


Neck pain from repetitive motions

Carpal tunnel syndrome:

Nerve compression in the wrist (common in computer users)


Treatment Options at Prodigy Chiro Care Santa Monica:

Gentle spinal adjustments and mobilizations

To improve joint function, reduce pain, and promote healing.

Soft tissue therapy and massage

To relax tight muscles, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation.

Therapeutic exercises and stretches:

To strengthen targeted muscles, improve flexibility, and prevent future injury.

Posture education and ergonomic advice:

To address contributing factors and promote healthy movement patterns in your daily activities.

Modalities like heat or ice therapy

To manage pain and inflammation.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Repetitive Trauma: