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Massage Therapy in Birmingham: The Holistic Way to Pain Relief and Better Health

Sure, massage is great for relieving stress, but did you know it also plays a critically important role in treating chronic pain and in improving overall health and wellness too? It’s true - but the key is to have massage therapy from someone with the skills, experience, and training in the specific techniques designed to achieve all these goals.

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Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center is a top-ranked provider of massage therapy in Birmingham, offering therapeutic massage that’s customized specifically for your symptoms, your anatomy, your lifestyle, and your health and wellness needs. Whether you have acute pain or chronic symptoms, massage therapy can help.

What exactly is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses hands-on manipulation of muscles and other tissues to relieve acute and chronic pain, reduce nerve and soft-tissue irritation and inflammation, and promote circulation and lymphatic drainage, stimulating natural healing responses and supporting overall health and wellness. Multiple massage techniques, including Swedish massage, sports massage, and deep tissue massage can be customized to suit your specific needs for truly targeted therapy that can provide long-term relief without the use of potentially harmful pain medications. Massage therapy can be used alone or it may be used in conjunction with other therapies and treatments, including spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and lifestyle and nutritional guidance.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy offers multiple benefits depending on your specific symptoms and medical condition. First, it helps relieve muscle stiffness that can restrict the range of motion and cause pain and other symptoms. It also promotes circulation to ensure your muscles and other tissues receive the oxygen and nutrients they need for optimal function. Deep tissue techniques can break up painful muscle knots and trigger points, both of which are major causes of chronic pain and reduced range of motion. Plus, it stimulates lymphatic drainage to help your body flush out harmful toxins associated with inflammation and tissue damage so your body’s healing mechanisms can operate more effectively. And finally, massage relieves stress, which has been shown by multiple scientific studies to be a contributing factor for pain and disease.

What conditions and issues can be treated with massage therapy?

Because massage therapy has such a far-reaching and profound effect on the entire body, and because its techniques can be customized for every patient, it can be very effective in treating a broad array of medical issues, including:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • pain in the arms, legs, hands, wrists, knees, and feet
  • nerve-related symptoms
  • symptoms from sports injuries, car accidents, and other traumatic injuries
  • chronic headaches
  • chronic pain syndromes including fibromyalgia and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • arthritis
  • scoliosis and other spine-related conditions
  • cancer-related pain
  • pregnancy-related pain
  • pain and other symptoms associated with chronic diseases including multiple sclerosis and HIV
  • chronic digestive disorders including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

Plus, massage can relieve stress and promote the body’s natural immune responses to aid in treating an array of other chronic medical problems. By promoting better overall health, massage therapy can even help reduce pain associated with childbirth, and it can help athletes perform better during training and competitive play.

Massage Therapy From a Leading Birmingham Chiropractor

Massage therapy offers holistic health benefits for just about anyone. As a top Birmingham chiropractor, Dr. Scott Duca is skilled in developing custom massage therapy treatments based on each patient’s unique medical and health needs. To learn how Dr. Duca can help you relieve pain and improve your overall health and wellness, call Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 205-623-5782 and schedule a consultation today.