The Relationship between Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
Neck pain, headaches, and back pain are some of the distressing and painful conditions that affect us at some point in our lives. Many patients have been turning to a combined treatment plan of chiropractic care and massage therapy in order to provide a powerful approach to address this pain. Whether the pain you are experiencing is due to an illness, accident injury, or overuse of the muscles. Chiropractic care and massage therapy combined can help speed up your recovery and get you back to your pain-free life.
Adjustments and Massage
Local massage is commonly used in order to prepare for an adjustment. Massage can help to relieve tension in the muscles and to warm the area’s soft tissues. This prepares the joints for adjustment and makes them more pliable. Additionally, therapeutic massage can help patients to relax.
How Massage Supports Chiropractic Care
When using massage to support chiropractic care, you may feel less anxious regarding your chiropractic adjustment. Recovery is typically faster when you use massage along with chiropractic to address multiple pain components. Additionally, when the soft tissue has been massaged, chiropractic treatments are usually easier and cause less discomfort, and your adjustments will often last longer.
How Chiropractic Care Supports Massage
If you are using massage therapy in order to help with pain, but your pain continues, chiropractic treatment could assist you in the following ways:
- Your surrounding soft tissue may heal more quickly once it no longer has to deal with misaligned joint stress.
- Chiropractic adjustments can help to provide immediate relief for subluxation pain.
- Joint movement that is provided in an adjustment can aid in the relaxation of soft tissue deep layers that are sometimes hard to reach using massage.
- Our chiropractors may use manual diagnostic measures and x-rays to look for other possible causes of pain.