Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Ragozzine, serving Milldale, CT, and the surrounding area, recommends combining therapeutic massage with chiropractic adjustments as part of an advanced holistic treatment protocol for those who suffer from chronic neck or back pain.
Chiropractic adjustments of the spine help alleviate pressure on the nerve ending caused by a misalignment of the vertebrae. Therapeutic massage helps remove the muscle tension that is a contributing factor causing back and neck pain. The combination of both spinal adjustments and massage has a stronger ability to reduce pain.
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Licensed Massage Therapists
The massage offered at the Neck and Back Pain Relief Center is performed by licensed massage therapists who are skilled and trained in sports massage, Swedish-style massage, trigger-point therapy, and deep-tissue massage.
A specialty offered at the center is prenatal massage for expectant mothers to help reduce lower back pain that often comes from pregnancy.
The Benefits of Swedish-Style Massage
Swedish massage increases blood circulation and helps remove toxins that build up in muscles, such as lactic acid. These toxins can cause inflammation that leads to more back, neck pain and headaches. They are also a contributing factor for causing headaches and migraines.
Those annoying knots that are the hard lumps in muscles are trigger points. They remain sometimes for years unless released by a skilled massage therapist. The problem with trigger points is that they may be responsible for radiating pain to another part of the body.
For example, it is quite common for a trigger pint to develop under the shoulder blade that may send pain down the arm to the wrist or send it in the other direction to the neck and cause a headache. Releasing such a trigger can give instant relief from the radiating pain.
Patients who suffered for years with these trigger points are sometimes amazed at the beneficial pain relief they get when they are released by a skilled therapist.
This intense massage is used to release adhesions and scars that form around injuries. This is a self-protective measure that the body uses to reduce motion when the body is healing from an injury. However, the problem is that the reduction in mobility persists long after the underlying condition heals.
Make an Appointment
Start with a consultation with Dr. Daniel Ragozzine at the Neck and Back Pain Relief Center in Milldale, CT to get a chiropractic assessment and recommendations for treatment that includes massage therapy. Call 860-629-9523 to set up an appointment or use the online form to contact us for help with all your chiropractic and massage therapy needs.