Massage Treatment Provider

Freedom Chiropractic

Jake Schmitz, DC

Chiropractor located in Fargo, ND

When you want to gain the most benefit from your chiropractic adjustments, consider using massage therapy in conjunction with realignment. Dr. Jake Schmitz, DC, offers his patients the ability to schedule with a licensed massage therapist, and receive therapeutic massages at his office in Fargo, North Dakota. When used as part of your chiropractic treatment plan, therapeutic massage helps the body relax, and become more accustomed to spinal adjustments. Schedule your appointment at Freedom Chiropractic Health Center online today.

Massage Q & A

How does massage therapy help with chiropractic care?

Massage therapy and chiropractic care alike can treat back pain and other musculoskeletal issues.

For instance, when you get a spinal adjustment by Dr. Jake, your bones are gently repositioned back into alignment, but your muscles may still be tight. That applies force to your spine and can misalign it again.

When combined with therapeutic massage, however, these muscles soften and relax, allowing your spinal adjustment to last longer and be more effective.

Furthermore, when used together, chiropractic care and massage therapy create a synergistic effect. That promotes healing and faster pain-relief.

What issues can massage therapy treat?

While Dr. Jake uses spinal adjustments to restore alignment and reduce pressure on nerves, massage therapy may be used to reduce muscle tension. When muscles are tight, they shrink, restrict your range of motion, and cause significant pain. Tight muscles can also pull spinal adjustments back out of alignment.

If you have tight muscles in the neck, shoulders, or back, Dr. Jake may recommend therapeutic massage in coordination with spinal adjustments. Dr. Jake’s associate uses massage to soften these tight muscles, making them more receptive and supporting to the new spine placement.

What is trigger point massage?

Trigger point massage treats painful or tender muscles that refer pain to other areas of the body.

Dr. Jake can locate and manipulate these areas, causing them to deactivate and reduce the referred pain. He can also increase your range of motion, and soften, lengthen, and strengthen your muscles.

Although there are a variety of things that can cause trigger points, they’re often the result of a physiological dysfunction, including:

  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive mechanical stress
  • Mechanical imbalance
  • Acute trauma

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jake online today if you think a combination of therapeutic massage and traditional chiropractic care can help you.