Combining Chiropractic Care & Massage Can Kill Pain Faster
Dr. Jeff Williams, chiropractor in Amarillo, talks about the combination of therapies
Chiropractic and massage therapy care are two very effective treatment strategies we can use here at Creek Stone Integrated Care for illness or injuries that may affect connective tissues, bones, joints, or muscles. Patients typically experience significant improvement after undergoing either chiropractic or massage therapy.
However, our experience shows that people who undergo a combination of both therapeutic techniques show rapid recovery from fresh injuries and even have significant relief from chronic pain.
I’ll quickly discuss combining chiropractic care and massage therapy and examine how beneficial it is to use both treatment methods in providing relief for different health conditions.
Chiropractic Care and Its Benefits
Amarillo Chiropractors are experienced healthcare professionals who make use of hands-on therapy to provide proper movement and function to the musculoskeletal system to reduce or eliminate pain, promote healing, and enhance overall enjoyment of life. After all, no pain mean more happiness and more involvement in your life.
Chiropractors make use of their hands or use some tools to manipulate your legs, back, head, shoulders, neck by applying gentle force, stretching, bending, or twisting of the joints. While that may sound like misery, trust me it is not. Everything is done in therapeutic ways and should be, for the most part, enjoyable. I tell my patients that if anything hurts, it should hurt in a good way. But if it really hurts, just let me know. I’m not here to hurt anyone ever. A trip to see me should be something you look forward to. Not something you survive.
Chiropractic care is highly therapeutic and is found to provide relief for many physical ailments such as back pain, chronic headaches, arthritis, injuries, sciatica, and disc injuries. We literally help people avoid having to have surgery. We help get them off of dangerous pain medication. We can change their lives.
Massage Therapy and Its Benefits
Massage therapy is an awesome treatment option for patients with long term and short term pain. Massage therapy is used to treat injuries to soft tissues and other forms of muscular pain. The best way I can explain it to my patients is that, as a chiropractor, I take care of the frame, the skeleton of the body, while massage therapists take care of everything attached to the frame.
When the frame and everything attached to the frame are moving and working together, the winner is the patient and the loser is pain!
It’s shown that massage has a wide array of different effects. The benefits are for various health conditions such as pain, stress, high blood pressure, anxiety, digestive disorders, and insomnia. Massage therapy also provides relief for people who suffer from headaches, fibromyalgia, depression, and is thought to help patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or receiving HIV treatment.
Additionally, massage therapy helps to promote good sleep, release muscle tension, and enhance general body wellness.
Combining Chiropractic Care and Massage therapy for Optimal Outcome
Massage therapy and chiropractic care have shown excellent outcomes for both physical well-being and mental health. They are both known to help in the treatment of pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Massage therapy focuses on the release of muscle tension and promotes deep relaxation while chiropractic care maintains and promotes proper bone and spinal movement along with surrounding tissues and other areas of the body.
Muscle relaxation helps to promote healthy movement in general by making the recovery process easier and faster. Many chiropractors in Amarillo, like us right here at Creek Stone, offer massage therapists within the same building and usually at more cost-effective pricing than stand-alone day spas.
How to combine Massage and Chiropractic Care
There are several ways in which chiropractic care and massage therapy can be combined to provide excellent results.
Some persons may choose to see a massage therapist and a chiropractor for separate appointments. Some chiropractors specialize in soft tissue manipulation and do the massage and muscle work themselves. Many chiropractors actually have massage therapists that work in their offices with them working as a team.
Regardless of the type of injury you may have, both chiropractic and massage therapy may effectively help you in your recovery process. Using various types of therapy is known to be far more effective than using a single therapeutic approach.
You may need to talk to your chiropractor about making use of both chiropractic and massage therapeutic methods to enable you to recover quicker from injury, get relief from pain, and maintain that relief.
Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM is a Fellowship-trained Neuromusculoskeletal specialist and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
Dr. Williams was voted Best Chiropractor In Amarillo in the Best of Amarillo 2020. Dr. Williams's full-time Amarillo chiropractic practice is Creek Stone Integrated Care at 3501 SW 45th St., Ste. T, Amarillo, TX 79109. If you are searching for a chiropractor near me, Dr. Williams is your Amarillo Chiropractor.