6 Unexpected Issues That Can Be Remedied with Chiropractic Massage

You probably already know the benefits of chiropractic care, and most people know how nice a massage can feel. What you might not realize is that the two forms of care, when combined, create a powerful force for healing. Chiropractic adjustments stimulate your nervous system and align your skeleton, while massage provides a healing touch, stimulates healing, and helps your body rid itself of toxins.

At Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we’ve put together this list of six conditions that chiropractic massage can address. If you want more information, give us a call or schedule a consultation through our online booking system.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a broad category that refers to a group of diseases that affects the joints, and one form of arthritis can be quite different from another. For example, gout is a type of arthritis that is likely related to diet, whereas osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that is related to aging and genetics. Chiropractic massage is a gentle approach to helping relieve the pain associated with arthritis and addresses both the muscles and soft tissue surrounding the affected joint and the joint itself.

Fibromyalgia

Pain is one of the hallmark symptoms of fibromyalgia, and massage therapy is frequently recommended as a treatment. When chiropractic adjustment is provided along with massages, the benefits are enhanced. By easing tension, improving circulation, and maintaining a properly functioning skeletal system, the combination of treatments may help you perform other activities, such as gentle exercise or sleeping well, that could further reduce your pain levels.

Sleep Issues

When you don’t get adequate or restful sleep, everything is more difficult, and any existing conditions or problems become exacerbated. Chiropractic massage can help you sleep better. The massage portion of the technique eases the tension in your muscles, and when your body is aligned, you have less pain and better rest.

Sciatica Pain

If your sciatic nerve — which runs from the base of your spine, through your buttock, and down the back of your leg — is pinched or pressured, you’re probably in pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, and sciatica is the term used to describe pain related to it.

Massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments performed together may be one of the most effective methods of reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve and relieving pressure. The combined technique also addresses underlying issues that may be causing the pressure.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The bones, tendons, and tissues of your wrist form a tunnel, the carpal tunnel, that your median nerve runs through. When that tunnel is narrowed for any reason, there’s pressure on the nerve and the result is pain and weakness.

Both chiropractic care and massage therapy have shown results when used as a noninvasive, nonsurgical treatment. Chiropractic adjustments ensure the bones of your wrist are all where they should be, and massage techniques help break down any scar tissue that may have formed in your wrist.

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs from the base of your toes to your heel. It stretches with each step you take and helps absorb shock. It can become worn and develop tiny tears, leading to inflammation and pain, especially early in the morning or after you’ve been sitting for a while.

Chiropractic adjustments to make sure the bones of your ankle and foot are aligned correctly can help take some of the pressure off of the plantar fascia, helping it to heal. Massage has also proven to be an effective treatment, partly because tight calf muscles can contribute to plantar fasciitis.

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