Many people think that chiropractors only offer spinal manipulations for back pain. However, they actually provide a wide range of treatments depending on your specific needs.
Massage is just one technique offered by chiropractors. Chiropractic massage is designed to help promote overall health and wellbeing by stimulating the central nervous system and ensuring that it can function efficiently. However, rather than focusing on the joints (as is the case with spinal adjustments, another popular chiropractic technique), massage concentrates on the soft tissues of the body, particularly those in the back and around the spine.
One of the key benefits of massage therapy is that it improves circulation, sending oxygenated blood packed with nutrients around the body to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Massage also prompts the release of natural pain-relieving endorphins that can reduce or eliminate your need for pain medications.
Chiropractic massage is a very versatile treatment that can be used to treat a wide range of common injuries. These include the following:
The back and spine are very complex structures and injuries to them are extremely common. In fact, trapped nerves, pain, and other issues can occur from simply having bad posture or bending or twisting the wrong way. Back and spinal injuries can also occur following minor car accidents, particularly being rear-ended.
Massage therapy can help target specific injury sites, working on the muscle to release areas of pressure, release trapped nerves, and promote blood flow that accelerates the healing process and reduces inflammation that could be limiting your mobility.
Also known as RSI’s, these injuries occur as a result of repeated movements that cause wear, tear, and stress on the same part of the body. RSI’s are most commonly experienced in the hand, wrist, knee, and elbow joints, and are particularly common in people who work in professions where they perform repetitive movements – such as painters, woodworkers, or musicians. Chiropractic massage can help to release tension held in the soft tissues surrounding these joints, reducing inflammation so that you can move them more easily.
Sciatic pain occurs when the sciatic nerves that extend from the lower back down into the legs become pinched or irritated. Chiropractic massages seek to loosen the muscles that pinch the sciatic nerve, reducing the pain and other symptoms associated with the condition.
Whether you are an amateur or professional athlete, or you just participate in sport for fun, injuries can easily happen when you push your body beyond its usual capabilities. Sporting injuries can vary in severity, but often involve the ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues, as well as your muscles. Treatment is essential to help reduce your pain and get you back to your usual activities as quickly as possible. Chiropractic massage works on the specific areas affected by the injury to reduce inflammation, lessen your pain and promote healing. Common sports injuries treated using massage include tennis elbow and rotator cuff injuries.
Chiropractic massage can be performed as a standalone treatment technique, or in combination with other therapies such as spinal adjustments or decompression therapy. Your chiropractor will be able to talk to you about how massage will be incorporated into your personalized treatment plan. Contact Comprehensive Chiropractic Center in Sunrise, Florida at (954) 807-2200 today to find out how chiropractic massage can help with your injuries.