Many associate chiropractic care with back-cracking and forceful manipulation, but that’s just not the case. At Spinal Correction Chiropractic in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Dr. Michael Goldstein uses a variety of techniques, including therapeutic massage, to improve how your body moves and functions. By manipulating pressure on muscles and tissue, he can improve your mobility, reduce pain, and accelerate the healing process. What’s more, massage in combination with chiropractic adjustment maximizes benefits and makes them last longer.
Chiropractors can use massage in a variety of ways. First, they can use it in coordination with traditional chiropractic adjustments and manipulations. Therapeutic massage before adjustments softens and relaxes the muscles, making them adjust better to realign the spine. Massage also increases the muscle’s ability to retain the correct spine alignment.
Therapeutic massage can also improve circulation, improving the flow of oxygen and other nutrients. That can assist with healing and improve recovery rate. What’s more, Dr. Goldstein may use massage as its own form of treatment. By using his hands as tools, he can manipulate muscles to relax them, reducing pain and stopping spasms.
When you combine therapeutic massage with chiropractic care, you heal faster and may even experience better results. Chiropractic patients who receive massages have quicker recovery times as the combination encourages the body to heal itself.Dr. Goldstein may use massage to improve mobility and flexibility, allowing the muscles and joints to work more effectively. He may also recommend it to help muscles relax and to reduce overall stress. This decreases the body’s stress hormone and increases the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever.
Dr. Goldstein may use massage to improve mobility and flexibility, allowing the muscles and joints to work more effectively. He may also recommend it to help muscles relax and to reduce overall stress. This decreases the body’s stress hormone and increases the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever.
Lastly, therapeutic massage may make the results of your chiropractic alignment last longer. After a massage, the muscles are softer and relaxed, and they are more accepting of movements and spinal manipulation. These muscles are also more likely to hold the realignment in place, stabilizing the spine.
Most patients who experience any back pain, which can also manifest as arm and leg pain or sciatica, can benefit from therapeutic massage. Here are some of the conditions Dr. Goldstein may use massage therapy to treat:
Dr. Goldstein may also recommend massage for athletes, those with chronic pain, and even some people who have had an unsuccessful back surgery. If you think you can benefit from therapeutic massage, contact Dr. Goldstein’s office today. Schedule your appointment online, and you’ll be one step closer to being pain-free.