If you have been experiencing severe back pain for quite some time, you may want to consider seeking help from a health professional. Most pains are usually relieved through over the counter pain killers and medications, but when the pain is showing no signs of easing, then it’s clear signs that the injury should be taken seriously.
Chiropractors or Massage therapists?
Massage therapists and Chiropractors may seem like they offer similar services but in fact, they are very different in their approach to treatment. Although, both can help to alleviate back pains issues that are causing a negative impact on the quality of your life. Chiropractic care allows professionals to assess the core of the problem, i,e your spine and its alignment. Massage therapists are specialists in manipulating muscles to reduce pain.
In today’s post, we’ll be highlighting the main difference between a chiropractor and a massage therapist to help you decide which treatment method is right for your back pain.
Chiropractic Care Treatment
The main objective of a chiropractor is to thoroughly evaluate the problem of the pain and then offer a non-surgical treatment option that is designed to help treat the spine and spinal alignment problems.
At our Coventry Chiropractic Clinic, we offer specialist modalities called IDD Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, K- Laser Therapy, Digital X-rays, Diagnostic Ultrasound Scans that all provide professional pain relief which is non-invasive, non-surgical and eliminates the need for anaesthesia or injections.
It is important that your spine alignment is assessed as this is the important connection that helps your brain communicate with the rest of your body. If not addressed in time, misalignment can cause long-lasting health issues and severe pain.
A massage therapist can offer various treatment options that offer different benefits. For example, some massage therapists focus on massage procedures that help release tense muscles in the back and body.
Massage therapy is ideal for someone who is suffering from short-term back muscle pain or body pain due to stress, working long hours or from incorrect sleeping positions. This gentle treatment option offers pain relief and helps with overall health and wellbeing.
To summarise, a massage therapist can offer pain relief that is related to muscle pains and a chiropractor can help correct spinal misalignments and offer rehabilitation treatment to help rebalance the body.
Treating chronic back pain without surgery
One of the common advantages of Chiropractic care and Massage therapists is that they offer non-surgical treatment methods. For those who are not comfortable going under the knife or prefer less invasive treatments, then these treatment methods are ideal.
At Central Chiropractic Clinic, we want to help your body heal with the best possible treatment available. This is why we recommend you to speak with our Chiropractors, who will be able to make the best-qualified judgement on which type of treatment method is suited to your type of pain.