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Chiropractic and Massage: How These Therapies Work Together for Your Wellness

In the US, the pharmaceutical industry makes billions of dollars each year by treating illness symptoms. While we are grateful for advances in medications, what if every ache and pain did not need to be treated with medications which often carry a risk of harmful side effects? There is a way to achieve a life of wellness without medication. Chiropractic care and therapeutic massage work in concert to help people approach aches, pains and illness from a wellness modality rather than a sickness mentality.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is often thought of as only a treatment for back or neck pain, but it can treat a variety of health problems. When the spine is out of alignment, individual vertebra can place pressure on the spinal column and extending nerves. Irritation of spinal nerves, in addition to pain, can cause gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and fatigue in addition to a myriad of other health problems. When the spine is in alignment, the central nervous system functions better, thereby affecting every organ and system in the body. A healthy spine leads to better overall health. By realigning the spine, pressure and irritation are reduced, resulting in health in improvement.

Benefits of Massage

Massage might only be considered as a means to relieve back pain or a luxury relaxation technique, rather than a viable treatment for dysfunction in the body. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there is scientific evidence that massage therapy can be an effective treatment for health problems. Massage has been found effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Palsy

There are many different types of massage therapies and techniques. Depending on specific health concerns and areas of target, different methods may be employed to promote maximum benefit.

How Chiropractic Care and Massage Work Together

Because chiropractic and massage focus on improving wellness through the body’s natural restorative systems, they perfectly compliment one other. Chiropractic care uses high and low velocity thrust to realign joints that have slipped out of place. Massage employs manipulation of the muscles and soft tissues in the body. Adjustments and alignments work to alleviate pain by releasing pressure on sensitive nerve pathways, while massage then stimulates the surrounding tissues to improve nerve stimulation and increase blood flow. These healing practices support the body’s natural regeneration and restorative healing ability.

Quality Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy

Chiropractic care and massage therapy can restore movement and function to the body in ways medication simply cannot. Medications can sometimes create more problems than they solve. Even insurance companies are recognizing benefits to these two types of therapies and often pay for a prescribed number of visits. At Dean Chiropractic, we believe in supporting patients through chiropractic used in concert with massage therapy. Call 248-543-3566 today to speak to one of our helpful representatives. We are happy to advise you regarding insurance options, flexible payment, and individualized therapy plans designed with your wellness in mind.