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Question: I suffer with tension in my back and neck

Asked by lomi-lomi 6 years ago

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and try and go for a massage every month but how do I know if I should be seeing a Osteopath or Chiropractor?

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Therapeutic Massage, Chiropractic, Sports Massage, Osteopathy, Deep Tissue Massage

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harmonymaros 6 years ago

I must see your back and then I tell you. I am expert on the spine and can help you

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the-chattanoogan-spa 6 years ago

Experienced therapists that have been in the business for a while (5 or more years) and have certifications in skeletal or allignment massage may be able to tell you if you need to see a specialist but most therapists probably would not suggest this unless they're very sure.

If you're going every month and still experiencing pain, talk with your doctor and get their advice on going to a specialist.

tink10 6 years ago

If your back pain is not alleviated after your massage and is still causing you discomfort I would look into your posture and work out if everything was as it should be, I would suggest some solutions to help you there, and if after working on posture you are still in pain I would refer you to your doctor.

vickiraven 6 years ago

I would agree there are probably multiple factors. If you have tried massage and have recurring symptoms I would recommend seeing a chiropractor. They can xray your neck and check whether you have an underlying skeletal problem. But also think very hard about your posture and actions and check whether you habitually do anything that creates adverse tension in any set of muscles.
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backcareclinic 6 years ago

Why not help out and give your answer to the question?Osteopaths

backcareclinic 6 years ago

I am an osteopath, who also uses a powered spinal mobiliser, Theraflex. A massage is always nice and feels good but does not correct a spine if you are having problems with stiffness, pain or postural problems. We also use a SpinalMouse for diagnostic purposes to assess the spine for posture, flexibility and core muscle strength and also measure changes in our treatment. Although I may use massage as part of a treatment, I never discourage patients from having one on a regular basis, but if it used for pain and stiffness it may not correct the problem, which may be why you are attending so frequently.

Sources: http://www.backcare.org, http://www.theraflex.info, http://www.idiag.ch

andys 6 years ago

A Osteopath or Chiropractor will both take a full consultation from you to see if they can help, both deal with bone problems and a lot more.I would see one of these first for a course of treatments if required and then return to my regular massage to help keep the tension away. If its a bone problem or nerve this has to be treated first and then the massage to keep the muscles relaxed. See which one gives the best results for your condition.If in pain after regular massage treatments then you no you need to look for more specialist treatments to help you.

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