An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Certain health and wellness practices seem to be made for each other, such as the combination of diet and exercise for weight loss or the "RICE" technique (rest, ice, compression and elevation) for treating acute sprains. Massage therapy and chiropractic care are another of these great pairings, since each discipline enhances the healing powers of the other.
Here at Ringer Chiropractic, our chiropractor provides massage therapy as part of a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan used to heal pain for our patients in Tracy, CA.
Massage therapy is no single technique; like chiropractic care, it encompasses many different approaches, style and methods.
One of the reasons massage therapy makes such good sense as a complement to chiropractic adjustment is because it simply makes the adjustments more effective. A massage session before an adjustment can loosen tight muscles, and this allows our Tracy chiropractor, Dr. Ringer, to adjust joints more easily and comfortably. The more relaxed tissues also support the chiropractor's efforts to restore freedom of motion. In the long term, muscles freed from chronic tightness are less likely to pull unnaturally against freshly-adjusted joints. This gives the adjustment plenty of opportunity to take hold become the "new normal" over the course of several sessions.
Some massage therapy programs are ideal for specific health challenges and situations as part of a larger holistic healing plan. Pregnant mothers often need both chiropractic adjustment to relieve pinched nerves and massage to improve circulation and reduce edema.
Sports massage, which focuses on the muscles most heavily overtaxed by your sport, can limber you up for your next competition even as chiropractic adjustment improves your stance, gait, posture and physical efficiency.
Learn more about what the combination of massage and chiropractic care can do for you. Call 209-835-2225 to schedule a consultation!