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Posted on 11-15-2017

Deep Tissue Massage for Lower Back Pain and Other Problems

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When you visit a chiropractor, you expect to receive chiropractic care -- so it might come as a surprise to you when our chiropractor, Dr. Lichfield, prescribes a combination of chiropractic adjustment and deep tissue massage for lower back pain or any other problems. What, you may wonder, does deep tissue massage have to do with correcting your spinal issues? The truth is that these two healing modalities can work together beautifully to relieve long-held pain and stiffness. Let's take a closer look at this powerful pairing -- and how they can change your life for the better.

Not everyone understands what deep massage actually involves. It's not your common Swedish massage, although the two techniques share some of the same basic strokes. Swedish massage is a light massage aimed at stimulating blood flow and relaxing easy-to-reach superficial muscle groups. Deep tissue massage aims to treat the underlying muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, which requires a more aggressive approach.

Deep Tissue Massage

One of deep tissue massage's greatest strengths is its ability to break up adhesions. Adhesions are areas of abnormal scar tissue buildup that have actually caused muscles or other tissues to become stuck together. Some adhesions occur as the aftereffect of an acute injury that never quite healed properly; others occur over time as small micro-tears from repetitive motion strain cause an area to be damaged over and over. Whatever the cause, an adhesion can severely limit circulation and range of motion in the affected area, making it difficult to move without pain. Deep tissue massage can free trapped tissues from these accumulations of scar tissue, breaking the scar tissue up so it can be absorbed by the body.

A Perfect Complement to Chiropractic Care

Deep tissue massage and chiropractic care go hand in hand. If you've been suffering from chronic pain and stiffness for years, you may have alignment issues that have contributed to adhesions or vice versa. In such cases, getting rid of adhesions can open the way for more comfortable and productive chiropractic adjustment sessions. At the same time, chiropractic adjustments that correct longstanding alignment problems can make you less vulnerable to the overuse injuries and repetitive motion strain that can encourage internal scarring and stiffness.

Our chiropractor may prescribe both chiropractic care and deep tissue massage for lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and many other conditions. This combination of healing modalities provides a potent "one-two punch" for relieving your pain and other symptoms. You'll feel better, heal better, and function better.

Interested in Deep Tissue Massage Therapy for Back Pain, Neck Pain or Other Issues? Visit Us Today

If you're interested in the prospect of combining chiropractic care and deep tissue massage therapy for back pain, neck pain, and other issues, call Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett WA clinic at 425-379-6301.  We can administer the right mix of treatments for your individual needs!

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