Muscle imbalance is relatively less known and therefore goes unchecked for long periods, making the person suffer unnecessarily. Almost everyone has muscle imbalances to some extent, regardless of age, sex or fitness level. Muscle imbalance occurs when there are overdeveloped and tight muscles in one area of the body while the opposing muscles are weak and stretched out of their normal position. These imbalances can happen on any part of the body and often develop as the result of repetitive stressors that may arise while on the job, playing sports, or engaging in daily activities.
As the muscles get more and more out of balance, you end up pulling yourself out of proper alignment thereby, producing more stress and causing additional wear and tear of the muscles, ligaments, joints, and even the spine. Making it imperative to address the condition at the earliest rather than cover it.
Muscle Imbalance can create numerous problems like IT band syndrome, SI joint syndrome, sciatica, frozen shoulder, knee pain, hip pain, and all forms of back pain.
Diagnosis is the first step to helping alleviate muscle imbalance pain. Once you have been diagnosed, treatment to help correct this imbalance can begin. Chiropractic care with rehabilitation exercises has been proven to produce the best and most effective results for treating muscle imbalances.