When a person decides to try chiropractic treatment, massage therapy could also be recommended as part of your care. In addition to chiropractic doctors, chiropractic offices may also employ other licensed and certified practitioners, including massage therapists. There are some advantages to receiving massage therapy at a chiropractic office over spa facilities.
When a patient arrives for their chiropractic treatment (a spinal adjustment), they may also choose to receive other forms of treatment, including ultrasound, physical therapy, electric stimulation, or massage therapy. The main purpose of these different forms of treatment is to relax the patient before their spinal adjustment. They will actually receive a better and more effective adjustment. The massage therapist wants to make sure the patient relaxes from the time they arrive at the clinic to the time they leave.
If you’re wondering why massage therapy is important, here are some of the major benefits:
Chiropractor therapy is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint (aka spinal manipulation). The purpose of receiving spinal manipulation is to improve the motion and flexibility of your spine so that your body’s physical function is not only restored, but can also be maintained so that you are able to move freely.
So you may be wanting to know, "Is chiropractic therapy safe?" Simply stated, yes—it is one of the safest forms of treatment that can relieve back pain without drugs or surgery.
A common complaint by many people is a pain in their shoulders that keep them from performing some of their daily tasks. The shoulder has the most complex joint in the human body. It makes it possible for you to move your arm 360 degrees, as well as hold those bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments so they work together. Because of all these different parts, it’s inevitable that at some point in time, most people will experience some pain or loss of mobility due to some form of injury.
Before this condition develops into a chronic problem, find a chiropractor for shoulder pain. The sooner you get the appropriate treatment, the quicker you will be able to return to your normal activities.
Don’t ignore these symptoms:
- Constant pain that lasts more than a few days
- Inability to use the arm
- Injury that causes deformity of the joint
- Shoulder pain while resting or sleeping
- Swelling or bruising around the joint
- Signs of an infection, fever, redness, warmth
if you experience shoulder pain that is not relieved by several days of rest, ice, massage, and elevation, your chiropractor for shoulder treatment may recommend several types of gentle exercise. Here are just a few exercises that your chiropractor can explain in more detail that may be beneficial for you:
- Arm-across-Chest Stretch
- Neck Release
- Chest Expansion
- Seated Twist
- The 90, 90 Shoulder Stretch
Remember: Any of the above exercises should be used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment so that any adverse side effects or further injury can be prevented!
Wondering what is the best exercise for shoulder pain? Call one of our convenient offices of McKim Chiropractic for more information and to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor for shoulder care. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve chiropractic wellness!