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New Massage Chairs Give Surprising Massage Treatment in Chiropractic Offices

Ethan CookeSep 09, 2009 | edited Sep 09, 2009 - by @EthanCooke

Chiropractors are certified professionals in holistic health of the spine and back. By utilizing natural treatments, they help induce the spine to restore it back to health. This requires an understanding of the spine, the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. A variety of therapies are used depending on the patient's situation. As massage therapy is being used extensively, massage chairs have automated some aspects of patient care in chiropractor's offices around the country.

The original practitioners of chiropractic treatment are the ancient Egpytians. They applied therapeutic treatments by hand. The Greeks picked up on the tradition and gave it a name in Greek cheir-praxis. Which is now known in English as chiropratic. There is a long history of providing treatments first by hand, and now supplemented by a massage chair. The Egyptians would marvel at the high tech massage chair of today.

People often seek chiropractic care primarily for pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain and headaches. Chiropractors practice holistic, natural medicine. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs for pain relief. This must be done by a medical doctor or M.D. Chiropractors must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from a college accredited by the Council on chiropractic education.

Chiropractic medicine is finally going mainstream after almost 5,000 years since being started in ancient Egypt. Big Government has started to cover chiropractic treatments with the inclusion in Medicaid/Medicare. Also, many state workers compensation programs also include chiropractor therapies. Big Government has now upped the ante for Big Medicine to do likewise. Big Medicine has been adding chiropractor coverage to some of its HMO and private medical plans.

Chiropractors work with patients to determine the root cause of conditions related to the back, neck and shoulders. Most of these conditions are related to the spinal column. This also includes the soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments that connect the bones of the spinal column.

Chiropractors are known for making manual adjustments to the spinal column. They use the force from their hands to exert pressure on the bones of the spine to align them. Most people are familiar with the cracking or popping sounds of getting an adjustment to their spine.

Many chiropractic offices are utilizing massage chairs to help automate and deliver more consistent treatments for patients. The benefits of massage therapy to helping the body maintain its health is more widely known. Massage chairs are used to provide targeted massage therapy which can loosen tight muscles and help restore flexibility.

Typically pressure on the spine is concentrated on a few of the vertebrae which puts undue pressure on the muscles, tendons and ligaments which hold the spine together. This concentrated force causes stiffness in these soft tissue areas. This can be caused by incorrect posture, improper lifting techniques or by an injury.

When the spine is out of balance, the chiropractor wants to redistribute the weight that is put on the spine. If you have a sore muscle, your other muscles will compensate for it and pick up the slack. The doctor needs to get the weight back to how it was distributed before when the spine was healthy.

Massage chairs are being used extensively to deliver a variety of massage therapies in chiropractor offices around the nation. Massage chairs also provide the application of heat, traction for the legs and arms, air compression massage, music therapy, and vibration. The spine has many soft tissues like muscle, tendons and ligaments that need to maintain their flexibility. They become stiff and hurt. Massage chair therapy helps to reduce stiffness, while helping to restore flexibility and pliability.

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Orange Chiropractor Author Jun 17, 2010
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Nice post! You provide great info to the public.

edited Jun 17, 2010 - by @OrangeChiropractor28925
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