If you’re dealing with ordinary neck pain, back pain, headaches, or other chronic pains, you have a choice: treat just the symptoms with pain-relief drugs, or treat the cause of the symptoms with drug-free, non-invasive therapies. That’s where Scott Family can help. Our massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and chiropractors in Loveland are happy to work together and find the perfect combination of treatments for your chronic pain.
You might ask: What are my treatment options? How can I combine different modalities for the best results? In this blog, we’ll discuss a few potential options for treatment within our one-two-three-four punch of integrative health services. Of course, your chiropractor will diagnose your health issues and guide you toward the right path(s) of treatment, but this blog with give you a clearer picture of how our modalities work together to relieve pain, reduce stiffness, and improve your holistic health.
Start with Chiropractic!
Your chiropractor at Scott Family Health is the perfect place to start. After all, proper spinal alignment and function is an essential part of treating surrounding muscular and nervous system ailments. At Scott Family Health, you’ll be paired with a chiropractor who understands their discipline within the context of all systems of the body — they’ll be able to recommend the perfect combination of treatments for your complex and unique symptoms.
Chiro + Massage
While chiropractic care keeps the spine aligned and functional, adding massage therapy to the mix is a great way to improve function of neuromuscular systems as well. Massage therapy isn’t just relaxing — it can help alleviate headaches, muscle tension, anxiety, and even pain from temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
Deep tissue massage, which is a slower, more forceful form of massage, is excellent for influencing autonomous nervous system regulation and relieving pain due to pinched or irritated nerves. Combined with chiropractic care, massage therapy is an excellent way to relieve pain, improve flexibility, and live a happier, healthier life.
Chiro + Massage + Acupuncture
Sometimes, chiropractic and massage therapy aren’t enough to fix neuromuscular problems dealing with neck pain, back pain, or headaches. This is where acupuncture is often an effective choice. Acupuncture “resets” nerve systems by stimulating nerves using tiny needles (much smaller than hollow hypodermic needles), which has been proven to relieve pain, relax muscles, and improve blood circulation.
Acupuncture is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to pain relief — and trust us when we say that the needles are painless and virtually imperceptible. It only a takes a minute or two to place needles, and after that, you spend your time relaxing!
Combining these three modalities is a holistic and effective way to ease pain and improve neuromuscular function — learn more by scheduling an appointment at Scott Family Health!
Chiro + Massage + Acupuncture + Posture Correction
For those of us who sit in front of a computer screen all day long, proper posture can become a challenge. We hunch our heads and chins, slump our shoulders forward, and put pressure on the muscles in the back of the neck and the shoulders — all of which can cause stiffness, muscle strain, neck pain, and even headaches or migraines if the problem is serious enough.
A combination of chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture is effective for treating biological problems in the musculoskeletal and nervous system — but it’s physical therapy in the form of posture correction that can improve your symptoms from a behavioral perspective.
By training to improve your posture, your spine will be better aligned, which puts less strain on the musculoskeletal system and nervous system and eventually minimizes the risk of developing symptoms. Improving your posture isn’t an easy task, but the hard work will certainly pay off.
Choose any combo you need!
Everyone is different — that’s why some modalities work better than others. If you notice that a combination of two or three modalities is working particularly well for you and your symptoms, keep with it! Everyone has unique symptoms and react to chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy in different ways, so listen to your body and its response to our services!
No matter what types of treatment work for you, the Scott Family Health team is happy to help. Schedule an appointment with us, and learn more about your treatment options!