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Chiropractic Adjustments and Massage Therapy Combined?

Most people associate back or neck related injuries with chiropractors because of the sheer number of people who choose to see a chiropractor due to their extreme back and or neck pain. After all, chiropractic’s main is focus is on the spine. But is addressing the spine alone enough?http://www.rapidcitychiropractor.net/files/massage-therapy.jpg

The chiropractor deals with the neuromusculoskeletal system, a big word to be sure, but let’s break it up into its individual parts. Neuro, referring to the nerves, is managed indirectly by relieving pressure on these structures by manipulating or realigning spinal segments. Thus, the skeletal part of our big word. But how about the muscular?

Though most chiropractors address the muscles during treatment with physiotherapy and manual therapy techniques, massage is often an ideal adjunct to the chiropractor’s treatment. In practice, we have found that massage prior to chiropractic adjustment not only prepares the body better, it also helps to maintain the adjustments better.

Chiropractic Treatment for Relieving Neck Pain

Most experiences of neck pain usually make people turn to chiropractors. Many believe that they not only address their main source of pain, it also fixes any small sources of throbs and twinges. Neck and back pain are treated in the same manner, as they both require the use of controlled force to push the joint past its traditional range of movement.

The most common reason people complain about neck pain starts with poor posture. Slouching applies too much pressure on your spinal cord, and lends to swollen joints or worse. The second most known cause of neck pain is from extreme trauma such as car accidents. The goal of chiropractor is to loosen up your joints that are moving poorly and have been set in place by scarred and damaged tissue build up.

Chiropractors use a neck adjustment technique known as “cervical manipulation” is used to loosen up joints from the cervical vertebrae in your neck that reduces pain from pinched nerves and muscle spasms. Chiropractors carefully twist your neck, and as they do, it pops your vertebrae into alignment. In doing so, it will help with your pain, stimulate your nervous system, and help increase your blood circulation.

There are also some less intimidating methods of easing the pain in your neck. A common method is electrical stimulation, which uses low currents of electricity to help stimulate your neck muscles. This is mainly used if you’ve pulled your muscles in or around your shoulders, and is used to determine whether or not surgery will be needed. Another relaxing technique is therapeutic messages; which you can usually get at your local spa, which is helpful for those looking to save money.

Chiropractors may also use ultrasounds to relax your muscles. Ultrasounds are similar to the electrical stimulation, but instead of electricity, they send sound waves that deliver heat deep into your tissues to reduce stiffened muscles. This method also helps increase your blood circulation, usually reliving you of your stiffness, muscle spasms, and any swelling you may have occurred.

Chiropractic Care As Your Best Option

Chiropractic care is a profession that treats musculoskeletal problems trough manual therapy and spine manipulation. Chiropractic care mostly deals with spinal problems and back pains. Spine manipulation, although it sounds painful, is the primary approach, but chiropractic also deals with joints, muscles and the overall framework of the body.http://novachirowellness.com/clients/4552/images/adjustment.jpg

Chiropractic comes from the Greek word “cheir” which means hand and “praxis” which is action. Combined, chiropractic literally means “done by hand” or “treatment by hand”. Chiropractors are the professionals who practice chiropractic profession. They are licensed by the state and are required to undergo formal education before practicing the chosen profession.

The Philosophy Behind

There are two basic concepts that chiropractic practitioners follow: (1) the body functions according to its structure and condition, and (2) health and healing relies on the interaction between the mind and the body.

An example would be when the spine is in its abnormal position. This could result to some nerves in the spine to get irritated and therefore can lead to back pain and muscle pain. The functionality of the spine can get affected, thus the whole body framework gets affected. This is the reason why it is important for chiropractic to reposition the spine to alleviate any physical discomforts.

Chiropractic Benefits

Most patients of chiropractic care would have back pains, arthritis, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms and other problems. Pain is relieved and the patient can move better. Joints and tissues would heal and pain would leave. A new chiropractic patient may find the treatment painful at first. A body which has been out of line for a long time may feel different the fits time it has been put into place.

Patients also choose chiropractic care because it is safe. Since there are no drugs used in the treatment, there is less possibility that the patient would get addicted to medication. Surveys also showed that malpractice among chiropractors is considerably lower compared to medical practitioners.

Other exceptional benefits of chiropractic care include:

  • Improved immunity and overall health
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Improved posture
  • Improve spinal structure and makes spinal disks healthier
  • Shows significant effects on slowing down the aging process

Chiropractic also showed a great help among pregnant women. Chiropractic adjustments showed that it could help expectant mothers to deliver easily. There are also studies showing that pregnant women who have undergone chiropractic adjustments can decrease their labor time by 50 percent.