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How do I know if I should see a massage therapist or a chiropractor

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Muscle Spasms: Massage therapists are best for muscular aches and pains as well as spasms. If you see one and they fail then try a chiropractor. If you have a join ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
12 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Magnesium oil: Magnesium oil is a very good option for occasional muscular aches and pains. Magnesium acts as a natural muscle relaxant and can help to relax tight m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
C an ortho 1st. : Sounds like u r exercising but don't forget that u r core strength plays a big role in preventing back pain. B sure 2 include it in ur exercise progra ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
17 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Varies greatly: This depends on what you are trying to treat and who your practitioner is. For instance craniosacral therapy is done by some some massage therapists ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Malalignment: Well from each point of view(and they each have a distinct one) a chiropractor can treat spinal malalignments; thus relieving muscular 'knots' by prom ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Traing and scope: Massage therapist have a more limited traing and educaiton and are very limited in their scope to just relaxation and massage. A chiropractor has att ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Vertiver is an essential oil that alone or in combination with other oils could be used to help reduce stress- physical and mental.It is known as the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Try: A massage therapist may help, however, if there was muscle strain you may need rest. If there was a more severe injury, you might want to see a docto ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Bad idea: The deep, dangerous thrusting undertaken by chiropractors can be dangerous. And they usually have no consent form as to the danger. Never let a chir ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
It's serious?: Consider proposing, then every day.

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