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Chiropractic care and massage therapy are two important, complementary treatments that work together to speed healing and enhance pain relief. Their combined synergistic effects result in a much faster recovery time following an injury. For patients with chronic back or neck pain, massage therapy helps to release tension trapped deep within the muscles. This trapped tension could otherwise pull the body back out of alignment after an adjustment. By releasing the tension, our Edison massage therapy treatments enhance the important alignment benefits from chiropractic care last longer.
A spinal misalignment can lead to central nervous system interference and restricted mobility, in addition to nerve compression and pain. If you have recently sustained a musculoskeletal injury or are experiencing chronic back or neck pain, you may already be familiar with the benefits of chiropractic care for pain relief. Chiropractic care works by restoring proper alignment to the spine and alleviating pressure on nearby nerves. But chiropractic care is just half of the puzzle. The other half is massage therapy. If muscle tensions persist after injury, these tensions can restrict a patient’s natural range of motion and exacerbate pain. Worse, according to our Edison chiropractor Dr. Michael Lagana, this persistent muscle tension may even undo the benefits of chiropractic adjustments by “pulling” the spine back out of alignment.
Tense muscles contract and shorten, limiting range of motion. Massage therapy directly addresses this problem. Massage therapy protects the benefits of chiropractic adjustments by releasing tension and allowing the muscles to naturally lengthen and relax. Just as chiropractic adjustments bring correct alignment to the spine, Edison massage therapy brings tension release to the muscles. Together, this combination of care delivers superior outcomes for our patients at Backsmart Wellness Center
In addition to experiencing less pain and tension, a massage therapy session in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments may help to enhance all aspects of a patient’s wellbeing. Specialized massages like a trigger point massage will focus specifically on the tension caused by knotted tissue adhesions known as “trigger points” within the body. These adhesions can block mobility and even trigger referral pain in other parts of the body. Patients with chronic pain may also benefit from myofascial release. This type of massage targets the body’s connective tissues for a gentle, natural release.
Backsmart Wellness Center is a complete Edison wellness center offering a range of services to meet all your healthy living needs. Our Edison chiropractor, Dr. Lagana, founded Backsmart to offer patients a supportive, positive place for improving, achieving and sustaining optimum health. We do just that with chiropractic care and massage therapy– delivering innovative treatment programs that enhance all aspects of our patients health.
For more information on the benefits of chiropractic care and massage therapy, we invite you to schedule an informational appointment with our Edison chiropractor. Call 732-661-1121 today.
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