A chiropractor and a massage therapist working together can do wonders for musculoskeletal issues.
Your body basically has a series of counterbalancing features that keep you upright. You have three basic reasons structurally why you might get an imbalance.
Chiropractor can give you temporary relief but it’s not enough to get it back into shape.
Mismatched muscle tension pulling you out of alignment.
This can be caused by a few things, one of the more common is a ‘trigger point’ which is normally referred to as a ‘knot’. This can be anything from a myofascial adhesion, where the muscle and the fascia grow into one another. Other times it is an excess of calcium in the muscle tissue locally keeping your muscle in a spasm state. These can be worked out by a Massage Therapist.
This covers muscle memory. Your brain adjust your proprioception based on a normal balance. If your normal balance is improper posture, the brain will remember its resting state in that improper posture. This can only be fixed by training over time.
A good chiropractor and a competent massage therapist can help with pretty nasty stuff and give a remarkable amount of temporary relief. If you do those two together, and do some stretching and other proprioceptive exercises to retrain your brain to remember the better posture, you can improve your posture in the long term.
If you really want to help back pain, I’d recommend a combo of:
That’s really the best way you’re going to see permanent results from it. But there is no reason why you should think of a chiro as being separate and distinct from your MD, get an MD to look at it.