Not only as a Wesley Chapel chiropractor, but internationally, there has been a growing number of patients seeking chiropractic treatment and massage therapy as individual therapies. However, some supporters argue that massage therapy and chiropractic treatment can be combined to produce better outcomes. The question is, do you get a massage before or after a chiropractic adjustment? Let’s look at how massage and chiropractic treatment work together and when the best time is to have a massage and chiropractic adjustments.
Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care in Combination
Chiropractors and massage therapists are two different treatments that may be used to treat musculoskeletal issues. However, chiropractic treatment and massage are often combined to produce even better outcomes. Chiropractic treatment focuses on resolving joint dysfunctions that cause nerve discomfort. As nerves are impinged or irritated, the muscles around the affected joint weaken or become spastic, resulting in severe loss of function. The primary goal of chiropractic treatment is to treat these joint issues in order to alleviate nerve and muscle pain. In certain cases of joint dysfunction, however, the muscles around the joint become overly rigid, making joint adjustment more difficult. Massage and chiropractic treatment are integrated in this line to help with muscle spasms, joint changes, joint mobility, and pain management.