At Summit Spine and Wellness, we use chiropractics to reduce their patient’s pain in Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding area. They reduce pain and relax patients with massage therapy.
What's a Chiropractic Massage?
A chiropractic massage is a massage that's not just for enjoyment. It focuses on certain parts of the body and is intended to relieve pain. It's mainly a deep tissue massage. By manipulating certain areas via massage, the patient may have less swelling and pain. Additionally, it can assist with loosening the muscles to aid in recovery, especially those who undergo a sports injury.
Who Does it Benefit?
It benefits individuals who have mild to moderate pain and inflammation. Individuals who have severe pain may find the process a bit too painful. Other treatments are more appropriate for these patients. Those who suffer from back pain, fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis may benefit as well.
What Are the Risks?
Generally, it's well tolerated by most patients. Some patients may experience pain or soreness after the massage. When done by a trained individual, serious risks are basically alleviated.
Does Insurance Cover It?
Insurance may or may not cover this treatment. Some insurances cover part of it. However, most insurances feel it's not necessary. It's important for a patient to look into his or her insurance prior to visiting to determine how much, if any, is covered by insurance.
Is it Performed by the Chiropractor?
The chiropractor may give the massage. Each chiropractor is well trained and very capable of doing so. However, the staff members are trained to give massages and are just as capable, if not more so, capable than the chiropractor.
How Often Should a Person Get a Chiropractic Massage?
This varies from person to person. The chiropractor may recommend a weekly massage for a certain number of weeks for temporary conditions. Patients are able to request additional massages but they'll need to pay for it out of pocket if it's more than the chiropractor originally suggests.