Whether you’re searching for pain relief, injury recovery, or relief from physical and mental stress, Dr. David Richardson and Dr. Daniel Fowler at Crimson Chiropractic Tuscaloosa and Northport, AL offer massage therapy to help.
Why Do Chiropractors Offer Massage Therapy?
A chiropractor’s office might be the last place you think of when considering a massage, as chiropractors are the doctors who treat skeletal issues. The truth is, though, that chiropractors also treat the surrounding soft tissues. And massage therapy can actually enhance the treatment of the skeletal system. Below, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Fowler at Crimson Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa and Northport, AL explain some benefits of experiencing massage therapy at the hands of your chiropractor.
1. Works Well With Adjustments and Manipulation
Tension in the muscles can actually fight any adjustments that you receive. It can act as a wall and prevent your chiropractor from performing a full adjustment. Additionally, once the adjustment is complete, the tension can pull on the skeletal system and force it out of alignment.
Massage therapy helps to loosen the tension. This allows your chiropractor to adjust your spine without interference. It also prevents tension from putting undue stress on your newly-aligned spine.
2. Improves Circulation and Recovery
Massage therapy doesn’t just break up the tension. It also pulls blood and healing nutrients to the treatment site. This stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, which speeds up recovery.
3. Improves Your Range of Motion
Tension, scar tissue, and trigger points can all negatively impact how well you can move. And when those are added to dislocations or other skeletal issues, it can be difficult to carry out even the simplest tasks, like lifting your toothbrush. Treating the soft tissues with massage and skeletal issues with adjustments can greatly improve your range of motion.
4. Effectively and Naturally Reduces Pain
Massage therapy can reduce and prevent pain naturally in a few ways. Loosening the muscles addresses the source of pain. Improved circulation means that the injured site is receiving the nutrients it needs to heal and fight inflammation. Additionally, therapeutic massage promotes the release of endorphins – otherwise known as natural pain relievers.
Experience the combined power of chiropractic care and massage therapy by visiting Crimson Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa and Northport, AL. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Fowler by calling (205) 345-2009 today.
Chiropractic massage has been proven to assist in mending of a large number of conditions including:
- Back pain
- Postoperative care
- Sleep disorders
- High blood pressure
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Disc issues
- Pinched nerves
- Joint pain
Chiropractic care is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency, while massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Chiropractic massage additionally benefits patients with muscle spasms, as well as soft tissue injuries.