How Massages, Chiropractic Care, and Acupuncture Can Work Together to Heal

Laurelhurst Chiropractic Portland

Depending on the source of the pain, our chiropractors in Portland may recommend treatments like chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, or acupuncture. In some cases though, all three treatments may be used.

We’ll explain first what these three treatments are as well as the benefits of combining them.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments and manipulations are forms of treatment offered at a chiropractic clinic in Portland, OR. Many injuries and medical conditions come back to the spine. If your spine is injured or misaligned, you may be symptomatic in other parts of your body.

With regular chiropractic care, spine health is restored. The symptoms you’ve experienced may disappear and your pain levels should be much more manageable.

Spinal alignments and manipulations can treat pain from:

  • Back and neck injuries.
  • Whiplash.
  • Sports injuries and other injuries.
  • Slips and falls.
  • Joint injuries or medical conditions.

Massage Therapy

Natural pain treatments like massage therapy can also be efficient for treating chronic pain. A specially-trained medical professional will administer the massages, targeting pain points throughout the body.
Massages may be able to reduce:
  • Whiplash symptoms.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Frozen shoulder.


Although somewhat intimidating in looks, acupuncture for pain relief makes a big difference in many people’s lives. Inserting painless needles throughout the body, acupuncture restores the health of the immune system, endocrine system, and nervous system.

Combining Treatments

Each of these three treatments is useful on its own, but what happens when you combine treatments? Both massages and acupuncture can get the blood moving healthfully. When combining those with chiropractic treatments, the body’s reparative abilities are triggered.

Not only that, but with regular treatments, pain management is possible. Your pain levels should be significantly reduced, restoring quality of life.

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