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Posted on 05-23-2017

Both massage therapy and chiropractic care are natural methods of addressing body aches and pains. But the question of which one you need relies largely on the type of pain or discomfort you are experiencing and its underlying cause.

Massage Therapy

Muscles are the focus of massage therapy. Massages release tension and address pain from strained and pulled muscles. Therefore, if you suffer from muscle spasms and overworked soft tissue, massage therapy can provide relief.

In Florida, massage therapists can obtain their licenses through examination or endorsement. The examination requires 500 hours of study or apprenticeship work, and a passing score in one of four Florida licensing or certification exams. The endorsement method calls for 500 hours of massage courses from an approved school and licensure verification from another state.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care offers a much broader scope of treatment than massage therapy. Chiropractic treatment deals with both the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Hard tissue, like joints, bones and the spine can benefit from this care. This treatment can also help relieve insomnia, tendonitis, headaches, and tension, as well as other conditions.Moreover, your chiropractor can also order blood work and x-rays, make a medical diagnosis, and refer you to other healthcare professionals for healthcare.

Professionals in the field are required to have a more in-depth education than massage therapists to practice. Chiropractic doctors earn both a four-year undergraduate degree and go through a four-year chiropractic or doctorate program to qualify to practice. These are all important considerations when choosing the appropriate treatment for your condition.

Enjoy Motion for Life

At Elite Health and Wellness, we strive to enhance the overall well-being of our clients through proven chiropractic treatment. Whether you are suffering from chronic pain and stress or have recently been involved in an auto accident, slip and fall, or sports injury, Dr. Chet Barton will assist you in your recovery. If you have pain due to trauma, genetic issues or any other musculoskeletal problems, please contact us at 407-808-6899 to learn how we can help improve your health.

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