Updated: Jul 12, 2021
When you are working for long hours sitting at a desk it can make your muscles stiff and cause a lot of lower back pain. Getting massage therapy is one way to release the tension in the muscles and on the spine.
If you are looking to treat the joints and nerves around the spine a session with a chiropractor may also be of benefit.
Combining massage therapy and chiropractic care is an excellent way to increase mobility and relieve pain in the lower back.
When receiving treatment from a chiropractor they are moving the spine and making adjustments that are safe and beneficial. Having a massage after treatment helps the body to relax and allows the benefits of the adjustments to work better.
If a patient is feeling a tightness in the muscles this can affect the chiropractic adjustment. By getting a massage before treatment may relax the tightness and allow for the chiropractor to provide a more effective treatment.
Whether you decide to have a massage first and then a treatment or the other way around, both treatments provide benefits to finding relief from back pain.
The best way to make a decision on the order is to consult with a specialist who can advise your individual procedure plan.