3 Reasons Massages Are Great For Back Pain

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There are a lot of daily stresses in our lives that can lead to chronic tension in our backs. From commuting during rush hour traffic in San Francisco to sitting in stressful meetings all day, our backs and shoulders end up taking the brunt of our stress. We can feel tight and may become sensitive to even the lightest amount of pressure. These minor things can lead to more complications if the issues are not addressed by a chiropractor. Regular massages are a critical element of the treatment, and can severely reduce injury and pain.

Increased Blood Flow

When your shoulder muscles feel tense or you cannot touch your toes when you stretch, a likely cause is toxin build-up in your shoulders. When trained massage therapists work on your muscles, toxins are released and an increase of blood flow helps to bring much needed nutrition to muscles and tissues. This aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity or soft tissue injury (such as muscle strain).

Muscle Strain Relief

Have you ever experienced a pulled muscle? It can take weeks of resting and can throw your workout regimen off schedule, especially if you are training for serious competition. Regular massages can dramatically reduce your risk for injury. Most pain in the lower back is caused by muscle strain over time, like sitting at your desk for hours without a break or twisting your back in an unfamiliar way. When back muscles are strained or torn, the area around the muscles can become inflamed. The inflammation can cause the back muscles to spasm and cause both severe lower back pain and difficulty moving. A massage can help with the soreness and eventually decrease the spasms and support your body’s natural ability to heal.

Improve Your Mood

Ultimately, in addition to feeling better physically, massages help make you feel better mentally as well. Because they are non-invasive, massages are a great method to relieve light back pain and have proven to elevate moods and help the central nervous system circulate more efficiently. The release of stored toxins in your back during a massage leaves more room for positive endorphins to circulate, giving you positive energy.

Visit Your Chiropractor For Further Treatment

Massage therapy is excellent in treating minor aches, pains and injuries. But after seeking out regular therapy treatment, it is typically best to follow-up with a doctor who is trained to identify spinal injuries. Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller and Corey Todhunter of Posture Works in San Francisco’s Financial District specialize in a unique and highly advanced chiropractic technique that very few doctors are trained in – Chiropractic BioPhysics (CPB). This practice is noninvasive and combines biology, physiology, physics and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain and discomfort. Once the source is identified, your doctor will create a carefully planned series of adjustments, exercises and a spinal remodeling program to put you on a pain-free road to better health.

In addition, the Posture Works team is skilled in treating acid reflux symptoms, fibromyalgia patients and those seeking a better healthy living routine through non-invasive chiropractor techniques and strategies.

If you are experiencing unresolved chronic back pain and would like to know more about the positive effects of CPB, please contact our San Francisco/Financial District corrective chiropractic office at 415-373-3897 for a free consultation.