Long hours sitting in a car plus the weight I have to carry on my belt have sent me to a chiropractor for pain relief for years. Since combining massage with the chiropractic, I've shifted more to a regular maintenance routine with both. I stay pain free a lot longer,and if I do have pain it's from 'twisting something" instead of the same old chronic problems.
Doug, Police Officer
One very special thing about our office, that sets us apart from the rest, is the use of both Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy to treat injuries. Chiropractic care and massage go hand in hand. The vast majority of problems and injuries that we see in our office have 2 main components. First, there is a structural abnormality in the skeletal system which has most likely been hiding there without pain for a very long time. Only recently it has progressed to a point where it is now causing a symptom such as pain, stiffness, numbness, etc. This structural problem needs to be addressed for pain to go away and more importantly, for the abnormality to eventually return to normal. This is accomplished through the 'Chiropractic Adjustment'. The second component of most injuries is problems with the muscular system. Muscles are pliable structures that connect one bone to another and are responsible for all the movements of the body. A muscle is often involved in an injury due to overstretching, tightening(spasms), microtears and abrasions, inflammation, etc. These muscles need to be relaxed and stretched to reduce the pain patterns that have developed over years of overloading and stress.
To address only the structural aspect of an injury with Chiropractic adjustments alone, or to only address the muscular aspect of an injury through massage, would be selling yourself short in treating most injuries to their fullest. The muscles of the body connect to the bones of the spine, and like dominos, one affects the other. We understand the importance of treating both issues when present.