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Discover the Benefits of Massage Therapy in Manassas

Written By Breen Chiropractic Clinic, PC on June 4, 2018

Throughout our lives, many of us will suffer from back problems.  You may seek surgery, or you may turn to ongoing medication. 

But there is an effective, drug-free, and non-invasive option – chiropractic care

Utilizing the tried-and-tested technique of massage therapy, your chiropractor in Manassas can treat back pain while also providing you with all of the relaxing, mood-boosting benefits that massage offers. 

How Can Massage Therapy Help Your Back Pain? 

When your first start to suffer from back pain and you visit your health care practitioner, they’ll probably recommend conventional treatments (e.g. medication) alongside massage therapy. This is often the go-to treatment for a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, muscle strain, and fibromyalgia. 

The majority of people who have acute pain in their lower back will be suffering from muscle strain, which tends to arise after they’ve lifted something heavy, have fallen, or have carried out a movement suddenly. 

Massage helps reduce the spasms or irritation that cause the pain while also remobilizing the area. 

For cases of osteoarthritis in the spine, muscle tension and stress are decreased, pain is lowered, and circulation is improved through massage therapy. And a massage for fibromyalgia sufferers eases the pain in tender areas while also providing overall improvement in pain and stiffness. 

These are just some of the things massage therapy can be used to treat. 

Why Choose Massage Therapy? 

When it comes to effective treatments, massage therapy is becoming increasingly revered among health professionals – and not without reason. 

Research indicates that, when you’re suffering from back pain, therapeutic massage can have a plethora of wonderful effects. 

One of its biggest benefits is the improvement of blood circulation. This helps provide your muscles and tissues with essential nutrients, increasing the speed at which you recover. For those who have tenderness or soft-tissue injuries after exercise, this is incredibly beneficial. 

Furthermore, it can improve how flexible you are while also reducing any pain or muscle tension. And then there are the endorphins (“feel good” hormones) that massage releases, helping to boost your mood and alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

Again, this also adds to the speed of your recovery process and is particularly useful if you have chronic back or neck issues that get you down. 

To create a treatment program that’s most effective for you, your chiropractor will put together a tailored massage therapy program that targets your key areas of pain. Once done, you should start to notice improvements – even after your first session. 

Discover all of the benefits of massage therapy today by booking an appointment at Breen Chiropractic Clinic, PC, on 703-368-4040.

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