BACK PAIN CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractor vs Massage Therapist:
Who should you see for back pain?
Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people decide to visit a Chiropractor or a Massage therapist. The painkillers and muscle relaxers just won’t cut it in the long run, and you know they’ll just mask the problem by decreasing the pain. The long-term solution is to get to the root of the issue, find a solution and begin the process of healing; that’s when chiropractors and massage therapist save the day.
And it’s not just about the day; some of the treatments can be life-changing. But before you imagine your therapist as a superhero, you should set realistic expectations and give your condition a closer look.
A chiropractor or a Massage Therapist: What’s the difference?
What most chiropractors and massage therapists have in familiar is; they use their hands to treat you, both of the treatments have immediate effect and they provide drug-free alternatives to pain management.
What differs them from one another is that chiropractors are focusing on manipulating hard tissues (your bones), while massage therapists work on your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
The main goal of a chiropractor is to release subluxations in the spine to make sure that your body and your nervous system are at their optimal level. Massage therapist is focusing on treating muscular conditions only and they aim to relieve muscle pain, tension, and stiffness.
Who should I see if I’m experiencing lower, upper or neck pain?
It’s up to you and your condition. Let’s figure it out together!
If your muscles are sore and you are looking for a way to unwind and relax – massage might be the best choice. You should also visit your massage therapist if the root of your pain is muscular in nature; if you overworked a muscle or if you have a spasm.
But in case your pain is caused by poor posture, a strained ligament or different kind of an injury, a chiropractor can solve the problem by re-aligning. Your doctor will make sure you are set up in the long-run by showing you a series of exercises that you can do at home in order to prevent another injury and to strengthen your muscles.
The best things come in pairs
Both of the treatments can be highly beneficial on their own, but they go well together too! While massage therapy can help loosen up the muscles prior to, or after the chiropractic adjustment, a back adjustment can last longer when your muscles are relaxed after a massage.
That’s why massage therapist and chiropractors work so well together providing you with the best possible outcome. If you are still having trouble deciding, the Kula Health team is there for you; during the first visit, our doctors will determine the cause of your pain and suggest the most optimal treatment for you.
Book your visit to a Chiropractor at Kula Health and begin the process of healing – let’s get rid of that back pain together!