Everyone experiences muscle tension at one time or another. You may experience a tightness or pressure in specific muscle groups causing pain and restricting motion. Some of the most common areas where people experience muscle tension is in the neck, shoulders, and back. Muscle tension has many causes, but there are also several steps you can take at home to relieve muscle tension and prevent muscle fatigue.

What are Causes of Muscle Tension?

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor diet
  • Illnesses – flus, colds, autoinflammatory diseases, etc.

What are some ways to Relieve Muscle Tension?


Stretching on a regular basis can have several health benefits, especially if you are experiencing chronic pain. Stretching improves posture, range of motion, can help prevent injury, and can decrease your chronic pain in the neck, back, legs, anywhere you are experiencing pain. Check out our Stretches Blog page to learn more about the stretches we do at Pain Stop Clinics

Heat Therapy

Some types of heat therapy for at home are hot baths, warm wraps applied to sore muscles, and a heating pad. Heat therapy improves circulation and blood flow from the high temperature. The increased temperature can relax muscles and heal damaged tissue.


Getting a massage is a great way to relieve stress and flex the muscles and joints around. Experiencing chronic pain? The best massage recommended is the deep tissue massage. The deep tissue massage is the best option if you have chronic pain, chronic muscle problems, soreness, or an ongoing injury. Check out our Physical Therapies page to learn more on how we include a therapeutic massage with every Chiropractic adjustment.


Resting is important to your long-term health. Taking the time to rest can heal your body, reduce stress, and improve productivity. Chronic pain is normal when stress comes around. The chronic pain can worsen if you do not have take the time to rest throughout your daily activities.

The key to preventing muscle tension is ensuring that you are taking care of your body. If you do not get adequate exercise, skip meals or have a poor diet, don’t get enough sleep or have a poor mattress that impacts your sleep, then you are likely to experience muscle tension. A lack of proper posture can also impact your muscles. Working at a desk or workstation that does not allow for proper ergonomics also can create muscle tension and fatigue.

Pain Stop Clinics Recommended Preventative Steps to Protect Muscles

  • Regular Exercise
  • Healthy Diet
  • Proper Posture
  • Proper Sleep

If you are unable to find relief from muscle tension with the above activities, then it is time to see the pain experts at Pain Stop Clinics. Our pain management doctors can help by ensuring that your body is in proper alignment. Physical therapies using therapeutic stretches and exercises can promote healing and relieve tension in the joints and muscles.

The pain management experts at Pain Stop Clinics can help you find relief from persistent muscle tension right away. Call today for more information or to get scheduled! Same day appointment available for all patients!

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