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Chiropractic Care and Massage: Joining Forces to Battle Back Pain

Elements Massage West Plano May 14, 2015

Back pain can be a battle.  When looking for alternative care, some patients seek massage therapy and some seek chiropractic care.  For a lot of people in pain, I recommend both.

Lara Waite for Active.com writes,  "Massages help chiropractic treatment because they relieve tension and warm up the soft tissue. It relaxes you, makes you less anxious and ready for the adjustments. Plus, adjustments last longer when the muscle tension is released because tight muscles can pull joints out of alignment."

According to The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, clinical practice guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians/American Pain Society in 2007 recommend massage and chiropractic care approaches for patients with back pain who do not improve with medication, education, and self-care.

How do I coordinate a massage followed by an adjustment? Chiropractic offices such as, The Joint, can offer a quick adjustment within a half hour of your massage.  These offices offer a quick, walk-in adjustment where the patient can pay a small fee per use.

Find a chiropractor near your massage therapist and get them both on board with scheduling your session one before the other.  Your chiropractor may have an opinion on whether you get your massage before or after your adjustment.  Just ask.

If you are in the Dallas area, your local Elements Massage in West Plano can help.  They offer an introductory massage starting at $49 to get you started and a Wellness Membership starting at $59 to keep you coming back.

For more information: 

http://www.elementsmassage/westplano/chiropractic-care 

http://chiropractordallas-thejoint.com/plano/stonebriar/

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/pain-science/lowback 

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/pain/spinemanipulation.htm 

http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/how-chiropractic-and-massage-therapy-ease-sore-muscles

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