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Massage is a well-known method of pain relief treatment. Deep tissue massage is a particular form of massage therapy that has a number of health benefits. Peterson Chiropractic in New York City has massage therapists that are trained in multiple massage therapy techniques including deep tissue massage. Here are some of the reasons why deep tissue massage is used in a chiropractic office to treat pain symptoms:
One of the primary purposes of nearly all massage techniques is to relieve stress. Most people experience a certain amount of stress relief from even the most basic massage. Deep tissue massage uses strong and forceful massage strokes to work out muscles deep under the skin. Muscles in different areas of the body tighten under stress and are often unable to fully relax from chronic stress. Deep tissue massage releases these muscles from their stress holding pattern.
A deep tissue massage from your chiropractor helps increase the blood flow through your body’s tissues. Increased blood flow provides a variety of benefits. Better circulation allows your body’s tissues and organs to receive more oxygen, which improves health and function. Your blood also carries away toxins to the liver that build up in your muscles from use. Better blood flow generally means better functionality throughout the entire body.
Chronic Pain Relief
Certain forms of chronic pain are lessened by deep tissue massage. Increased blood flow usually helps to decrease inflammation at injury sites and areas of irritation. Sometimes, chronic pain symptoms are caused by bound muscles that can be loosened and relaxed by deep tissue massage.
Speak to your chiropractor to determine whether deep tissue massage may be a solution to your stress and chronic pain issues.
Visit Peterson Chiropractic on the East Side to receive massage therapy from an experienced massage therapist. Call us at (212) 242-3210 to schedule your chiropractic consultation today.
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The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the entire body. This complexity easily makes the shoulder the most mobile joint, with a wide range of possible motions. However, the shoulder’s many structures that allow for mobility can also be unstable and prone to problems. The experienced chiropractors at Peterson Chiropractic focus their attention on relieving patients of shoulder pain caused by dislocation and stress.
Parts of the Shoulder
The humerus is the upper bone of your arm. The top portion of the humerus, where it meets the shoulder, is shaped like a round ball. This ball portion of your humerus fits against the scapula and beneath the clavicle.
The scapula is a large, flat bone that is commonly known as the shoulder blade. The scapula provides a solid backing to the humerus that lies against it.
The clavicle is a thin bone that stretches from sternum to shoulder. Most people know it as the collar bone. The clavicle sits just above the humerus and scapula and adds further support to the socket portion of the ball and socket joint.
Your shoulder is the meeting point of a series of muscles from your arm, back, and chest. These muscles, along with a series of tendons, form most of the soft tissue of your shoulder. They hold the three major bones of the joint together in position.
Two fluid-filled sacs called bursae rest between the ball of the joint and the socket. They provide a cushion so that the bones do not grind against each other during movement.
The shoulder is prone to stresses and slippage. A chiropractor is knowledgeable about the complex structure of the shoulder. Many cases of chronic shoulder pain and dislocation are easy to solve with chiropractic therapy.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain and live in the Manhattan area, visit Peterson Chiropractic. A consultation followed by chiropractic therapy may be the solution you are looking for. Call us at (212) 242-3210 to schedule an appointment today.
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Reflexology is a popular form of alternative medicine that focuses on the hands, feet, and ears to address stress and pain in other points of the body. These techniques rely on complex maps of the physical body that tie pressure points in your feet and hands to various organs. Peterson Chiropractic offers reflexology among our suite of massage therapy techniques for treatment of a number of ailments.
Your body has a variety of pressure points that are sensitive to applied pressure. These pressure points are often depicted fantastically by films and media as magical points that when touched in the right sequence have instant, sometimes crippling, effects. In reality, pressure points are known to have real, positive effects on the body when pressed or massaged correctly due to the interconnections of the nervous and circulatory systems.
Experienced reflexologists make a careful study of the connections between various pressure points and sections of the body. The reflex regions that reflexologists focus most of their time on during a session are the hands, feet, and ears due to the sensitivity and interconnectedness of these areas. Through studying the way that reflexes respond to pressure in these regions, reflexologists build complex maps of the human body and how certain sites are tied to specific points on the hands, feet, and ears.
Massage therapists and chiropractors who study reflexology use these techniques to help relieve chronic pain throughout the body. An experienced chiropractor can use reflexology methods in tandem with massage techniques to significantly relieve pain in patients. Speaking with your chiropractor is the best way to determine if reflexology methods are suitable to treat your pain symptoms.
Come to Peterson Chiropractic of New York City to learn more about our massage therapy methods. To schedule an appointment with us today, call (212) 242-3210.
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As you grow older, you can expect to see changes in the way your body moves and reacts. Degenerative disc disease is not a disease per se, but rather a series of changes that the bones in your spinal column undergo, which is often a source of discomfort or pain. Peterson Chiropractic helps patients fight chronic pain associated with degenerative disc disease with a combination of chiropractic and massage therapy, depending on the source and severity of your pain. Do not ignore back pain as you grow older. Pain that derives from degenerative disc disease only worsens and may lead to further issues if not properly addressed.
Spinal Discs and Their Function
Your spine is primarily composed of connecting bones, or vertebrae, that are separated and cushioned by softer discs. These discs are able to be compressed, which allows your spine to flex, move, and bend. The discs are essentially cartilage sacks filled with jelly-like nuclei. Without these discs, your vertebrae would grind against one another and generally be unable to move.
The Progression of Degenerative Disc Disease with Age
As you grow older, the regular daily motions of your spine slowly wear down the cartilage of your spinal discs. Your body naturally replenishes this cartilage as it does other body tissues. However, your body becomes less capable at restoring tissues with age. The cartilage lining of your spinal discs becomes thinner and weaker with time. Eventually, this leads to less mobility, grinding of vertebrae, and herniated discs if you do not take care of your spine with the help of a chiropractor.
Chiropractic Care and Degenerative Disc Disease
Receiving chiropractic therapy helps to keep your spine aligned, which reduces spinal injury related to degenerative disc disease. Chronic pain from irritation and inflammation in the spine can also be addressed by your chiropractor, giving you more movement and stress relief.
Visit Peterson Chiropractic on the east side of Manhattan to learn how to take care of your spine with chiropractic care over the course of your life and to encourage good spinal health. Call us to make an appointment at (212) 242-3210.