Dr. Kauffman has been working in conjunction with massage therapists for over 10 years to help people fix their back pain.
You may think of massage therapy as just being something to help you feel good for an hour, but multiple studies have shown that there are lasting benefits for massage. The first benefit is reducing muscle tension. By reducing muscle tension, we can increase the flexibility and mobility of muscles and in turn we can reduce pain, which is our second benefit. If we can reduce back pain with massage therapy, then we can also help reduce the muscle tension that happens from pain. Thus, becoming a positive cycle. The third benefit is that it helps to reduce stress. Anything that helps to reduce stress is going to help to reduce chronic pain as well.
Extra bonus tip about massage that you did not know about… Massage therapy is good for pregnancy! Prenatal massage increases circulation in the body. It can also help by preparing the muscles for childbirth and enhance your joint flexibility. Research by the American Pregnancy Association shows prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques that our massage therapist here at Kauffman Chiropractic are very well-versed in.
One of the most common calls we get is from pregnant women experiencing sciatic nerve pain. Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy. The pressure of the expanding uterus spreads tension around the back and hips, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced a significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through massage here at Kauffman Chiropractic.
Massage goes hand in hand with Chiropractic Wellness. We can even schedule your massage appointments in conjunction with Chiropractic treatments! Give us a call at 513-444-4529 to schedule today.