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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Your First Chiropractic Visit

At Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy we welcome first-time chiropractic patients.  Often, the patient has tried other treatment methods but is still frustrated with pain or discomfort.  What surprises most new patients is that chiropractic does not encourage drugs as part of treatment.  Chiropractic focuses on treating the root cause of any pain, unlike drugs that act as a ‘bandaid’ for symptoms but don’t correct the issue.  Chiropractic is based on healing the body as a whole.  The human body is resilient, and chiropractors use their knowledge of the spine and central nervous system not only to guide the body to self-heal, but improve musculoskeletal health and function. 


Your initial consultation and assessment with a chiropractor is very important.  We will work to understand your goals for treatment, and take a very detailed record of your current condition using a physical exam, and sometimes x-rays.  Chiropractors not only treat damage to hard and soft tissue, but help patients experiencing injury or disease find relief from the stress their body is under.  Whether you are in serious pain or looking to restore your body’s natural balance, we welcome you to experience chiropractic treatment and find the solution you’re looking for.


To learn about all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-484-7578

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care

The doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy see many athletes after an injury.  Medical doctors typically treat a sports injury by alleviating symptoms with medication and recommending rest from activity.  Chiropractic has an approach to rehabilitating sports injuries that considers a patient’s entire body and its natural ability to heal itself.  This always results in less time ‘benched’ from activity and a quicker recovery.  Even professional athletes with very healthy bodies rely too much on medication, and so more professionals are seeking chiropractors to rehabilitate sports injuries.


You don’t need to be a professional athlete to rehabilitate a sports injury the right way.  A chiropractor will focus on repairing any damage to hard and soft tissue with chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities.  If you are in pain from an injury, of course your chiropractor will advise the best pain relief strategy for you.  However, your only prescription will likely include physical therapy exercises for you to perform on your own.  Start rehabbing sports injuries with your chiropractor now for a lifetime of healthy activity!


To learn about all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-484-7578

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

Headaches can be disruptive to our everyday lives, especially if they are frequent. There are many different types of headaches, but most of them are caused by tension in the neck and shoulders. Headaches can sometimes be mild, but in many cases, they are severe and make it difficult to concentrate. Next time a headache arises, reach for the phone before reaching for the Tylenol and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy.


Headaches have many triggers, such as foods, sensitivity to light and sound, and/or behaviors such as poor sleep quality. A common cause of headaches is tension in the neck and shoulders which our doctors are able to relieve through various techniques, whether it be spinal manipulation or through massage therapy. Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments, will improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system, thus reducing headache triggers.


If you have questions or concerns regarding pain management for headaches, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-293-9113. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Massage Therapy Benefits

Different types of massages offered at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy include deep tissue, myofascial, sports, Swedish, prenatal and rehabilitative. Each massage is specifically tailored to you and not just the condition that brought you into the office. To prevent the body and mind from disease, Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy takes a comprehensive approach with this type of treatment. Allow us to explain some of the benefits of this alternative therapy method.


Different types of massage therapies provide different benefits. Some massages are more soothing than others. For example, Swedish massage is the most common that uses long sweeping strokes, muscle kneading, friction, and rhythmic tapping to provide relief from stress or tense muscles. In comparison to the relaxation method of a Swedish massage, a rehabilitative massage is designed to support the healing of injuries and restoring full range of motion. It uses techniques that locate the source of spasms and tension to restore the muscles to their natural state.


If you have questions or concerns regarding massage therapy, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-293-9113. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Car Accidents and Chiropractic Treatment

When someone is involved in a car accident that isn’t a major collision, it may seem more like a nuisance than trauma.  People typically worry more about being late for work or an insurance claim, and don’t always stop to assess what damage may have been done to their bodies. At Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy we know some drivers and passengers feel the effects of whiplash injuries immediately following an accident, while others may walk away not feeling injured and experience pain later. This is why you should always visit a chiropractor for evaluation.


Whiplash occurs when a person’s head moves backward and then forward very suddenly with great force, causing the tendons and ligaments in your neck to tear. The most common site of pain and stiffness for passengers involved in an accident are the neck and back.  A chiropractor can evaluate these injuries, as well as treat damage to both hard and soft tissue. Depending on a patient’s evaluation the chiropractor may perform an adjustment or assign exercises to help heal a particular injury.  If you have been involved in a car accident of any severity, please contact us. 


To learn more about all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-484-7578

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cell Phone Usage and Neck Strain

The doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy see a lot of patients straining their back and neck by looking down at the screen on their devices.  You may have even heard this being called “text neck”. The average adult head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds, and neck muscles are meant to support the weight of the head in a neutral position.  Looking down at a screen increases the strain on your neck as if your neck is carrying a lot more weight.  Tilting your head forward just 15 degrees adds enough force to double the weight your neck is supporting, and the greater the angle, the greater strain.  Many people who text with their chin near the neck are tilting the head forward 60 degrees, which increases the load to about 60 pounds! The good news is we can make smarter choices about how to use devices every day to reduce strain on our bodies.


Starting with good posture will always reduce strain on your neck.  Sit up straight with your shoulders lined up above your hips and your head upright. Hold your phone or device up higher rather than looking further down to see what is on your screen.  If you work on a computer a lot, position your monitor at eye level to avoid looking up or down too much. Stretching your neck is also important to reduce the risk of painful strain.  When your neck muscles are strong and flexible, it is less likely to have a spasm.  There are mobile apps available that can alert you when your phone is being held at a bad angle for your neck, and you can also set reminders on your device to take breaks from looking at the screen and to stretch throughout the day. Remember these tips when using your devices!


To learn about all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-484-7578

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Icing An Injury

Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy helps patients rehabilitate from all kinds of injuries.  The method of icing an injury, called cryotherapy, is known to provide cooling relief and help numb painful soft tissue injuries. Applying ice safely by using an ice pack or cold compress is an excellent way to treat muscle spasms and injuries like sprains and strains.  If icing an injury does not provide relief or your pain worsens, contact us for help.


After an injury, affected soft tissue will be inflamed and icing the area reduces inflammation and pain, as well as cools the skin to constrict blood vessels and heal the area.  The healing effects of ice pack therapy can also be helpful after a flare-up in chronic pain like in the back or knee, and is a cheap option for at-home relief. Cryotherapy is an effective way to manage pain at home without medication.


To learn more about all the services we provide, visit www.spokanechiro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Spokane, WA, call 509-484-7578

Your First Chiropractic Visit

At Central Chiropractic Massage Therapy we welcome first-time chiropractic patients.  Often, the patient has tried other treatment methods b...