All musculoskeletal problems involve two key factors: muscle spasm and skeletal dysfunction. Spinal adjustments are administered to address the skeletal issues our patients suffer from, while massage therapy addresses the muscular component. In combination with chiropractic care, massage therapy can help improve circulation and muscle tone.
Retraining Your Spine
Long-standing spinal problems often accompany ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. Complementing your chiropractic care with massage therapy addresses these muscle and soft tissue problems. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.
Massage therapy feels good. If you’re tempted to choose massage over your chiropractic care, keep in mind that your nervous system—the focus of your chiropractic care—controls muscles. If you must choose one or the other, choose chiropractic. Because as helpful as massage therapy can be, ultimately the integrity of your nervous system is more important.