What are the benefits of chiropractic treatment and massage for pain?
These are the most common alternative treatment options sought out for chronic pain. The chiropractic treatment aims to improve physiologic alignment of the body through manual treatments, modalities, and manipulation. Massage treatment uses direct manual treatment of muscle and soft tissue, in order alleviate pains and ailments in these areas. Research does not strongly back up these treatments, although the US Agency of Health Policy and Research indicates that chiropractic care may have some benefits for acute pain, although there is no supportive data backing this treatment for chronic pain. There may be some utility involving massage in the treatment for rheumatic and low back pain.