You may be wondering if chiropractic could be combined with acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage. Yes, combining these treatments can definitely help injured and wellness-seeking clients. Let’s take a closer look to see how. 

How Do These Treatment Combinations Work?

Pain is a common occurrence in our lives, whether acute, chronic, traumatic, or severe. It is also a tool for determining when something is wrong with our bodies. Acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, and physical therapy all take a similar approach to pain management.

They emphasize that chronic, acute, and neuropathic pain are frequently treatable without surgery or addictive medications. Each type of therapy has distinct advantages, but combining them can improve their ability to heal and relieve pain.

While most people are aware of their individual benefits, many are unaware of their combined effectiveness. They are all based on the premise that misalignment, tension, and communication breakdowns prevent our bodies from naturally healing themselves. Our bodies are able to communicate, respond, and heal themselves. This is by releasing the tension, clearing blockages in the neural network, and correcting alignment.

The combined benefits of chiropractic, acupuncture, physical and massage therapy complement one another and produce even better results than either one alone. This is because of the body’s complexity, associates, and the many levels on which it stores pain.

Benefits of Combining Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Massage Therapy

People who have been in an accident or suffered an injury are more likely to seek a multi-tiered care plan. Most therapists recommend a combined approach rather than focusing on just one because it provides a comprehensive and efficient treatment system. Here are some additional advantages of combining chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy:

  • Reduce Recovery Time – Acupuncture can help reduce recovery time by improving the energy flow through neural pathways. Chiropractic care can help by improving skeletal alignment, and massage can help by reducing muscle tension. Massage is an essential component of combined therapy because it relaxes the muscles affected by the accident, surgery, or injury. Physical therapy is the most effective way to reduce pain and get patients active, which strengthens and stabilizes the client’s condition.

As a result, the client is able to perform the treatment exercises and stretches. It also helps soft tissue recover faster after chiropractic adjustments. 

  • Holistic Care – The human body is a complicated structure made up of bones, soft tissues, muscles, and other supporting structures. The combined therapy of acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy addresses all aspects of the body and uses multiple modalities to restore health. This combined therapy is a holistic treatment that improves physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social health.  
  • Increased Flexibility – Massage not only relieves tension and loosens muscles, but it also has a significant impact on a client’s range of motion. This has the potential to significantly improve the efficacy of chiropractic and physical therapies. 

People who need treatment often have limited movement. Massage therapy can help increase movement and make chiropractic and physical therapy more effective. Massage therapy improves muscle, soft tissue, ligament, and other tissue flexibility.

  • Relieves Pain Better – Combining physical therapy and acupuncture is a quick and effective way to reduce pain and treat tissue injury. Acupuncture reduces inflammation while also releasing muscle tension and trigger points. When the client’s muscles are relaxed and trigger points are released, physical therapy techniques can be used. Acupuncture creates a window of opportunity for the body to perform better, and it is most effective when improving strength and range of motion.

Where Can You Get This Combined Treatment?

You can have this combined treatment at Ashworth Chiropractic we offer quality care for chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture. We can provide you with a combined treatment plan that includes all of these services. All of the benefits of this combined treatment will be available to you under one roof. 

Contact us at (515) 225-4002 or schedule an appointment through our website. You can also come to our office at 5504 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50266. We look forward to providing you with excellent care, treatment, and satisfaction.