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Here’s Why Manual Therapy & Chiropractic Care Go Hand-In-Hand

While manual therapy and chiropractic care both offer amazing benefits separately, when used together, they can have truly amazing results. Whether suffering from chronic pain or after accident injuries this pain-fighting duo can be life-changing.

Our pain specialists at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel explore how manual therapy and chiropractic care can be just what patients are looking for if they want lasting relief from pain. Let’s get into it!

How Manual Therapy Complements Chiropractic Care

When going in for a chiropractic visit, patients will undergo spinal adjustments or realignments that can help alleviate pain. Manual therapy can effectively loosen up the tissue and muscles in the body which in turn, makes chiropractic alignments easier.

Further, manual therapy such as deep tissue therapy, can promote pain relief throughout the body and can be targeted to relieve neck and back pain.

The effects of manual therapy can further enhance chiropractic alignments as it has been known to relieve tension and toxins in the body.

Let’s take a look at some more benefits!

#1. Increased Blood Flow

Both chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy will help increase blood flow throughout the entire body.

  • The long strokes used in manual therapy can help keep blood moving to areas of the body that are injured or congested.
  • When the spine is out of adjustment, called subluxation, it can slow blood flow to other parts of the body. Getting regular adjustments is the best way to keep your circulatory system functioning properly.

#2. Promotes Relaxation

Going to see a chiropractor or manual therapist can be the best way to relax and de-stress after a long week, or if you’re suffering from the after-effects of an accident. Chiropractic adjustments release muscle tension helping to restore balance in the body, a surefire way to get the body to relax.

Having a manual therapy session after a chiropractic adjustment can also foster relaxation.

When is the Best Time for Manual Therapy? Before or After an Adjustment?

Here are a few tips to decide when the best time to have manual therapy done:

Before Chiropractic Adjustments:

If you have tight muscles around the joint that need to be adjusted will often recommend manual therapy before undergoing any Chiropractic adjustments. This will help relieve any inflammation and tightness around the joint so it can be properly adjusted.

Also if you are just starting with chiropractic adjustments you may feel slight discomfort afterward, having manual therapy done beforehand can help reduce any discomfort though it is important to note that chiropractic adjustments are usually not painful.

After Chiropractic Adjustments:

We’ve found that some patients also benefit from having manual therapy done after their chiropractic adjustments. Doing so will enhance muscle relaxation which will help sustain the joints and hold their alignment better.

If you aren’t sure if before or after would be better for your specific situation, contact our specialists at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel and we will help you decide based on the symptoms you are feeling.

Contact Impact Medical Wesley Chapel Today

Whether you are trying to alleviate chronic pain or have an accident injury, manual therapy, and chiropractic care are great modalities to use to help alleviate pain and get you back to your normal life.

Our chiropractors and therapists at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel will evaluate you for any subluxations that could be causing pain and can design a treatment plan that includes various chiropractic treatments and manual therapies that will help you feel your best.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to schedule an appointment at (813) 953-1002!