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Queens Chiropractor Recommends Massage Therapy for Pain Management

QUEENS, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chiropractor Dr. James Lee of Dr. Lee's Spine Center in Queens recommends that people suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, stress and many other painful ailments try massage therapy. He explains that he frequently prescribes therapeutic massage to aid in pain management for his patients, and to enhance the effects of chiropractic adjustments.

According to Dr. Lee, his center offers several different types of massage including Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, hot stone and sports massage methods. He explains that the type of kneading, tapping, strokes and pressure recommended depends upon the patient's needs, and that patients report significant improvement in their conditions after massage.

Dr. Lee says massage is much more than a luxurious spa treatment. He says, "Massage therapy has very significant, tangible medical benefits that many of my patients enjoy and rave about. It is an excellent complement to chiropractic adjustments, for example. While the adjustment works to realign vertebrae that are out of alignment, massage warms, tones and relaxes the muscles responsible for supporting proper spinal alignment. Recent studies also show how it actually improves the immune system and reduces painful muscular inflammation, particularly after overexertion and injury."

According to Dr. Lee, pain management is one of the main reasons he prescribes massage to his patients. He says that massage has long been known to stimulate endorphin release into the bloodstream, which naturally combats pain without drugs. He also says that certain types of massage can break down internal muscle scar tissue that inhibits normal muscle function and range of motion. Therapeutic massage also improves overall circulation and stops the muscle inflammatory response at the cellular level, he adds. Stress relief is another benefit he mentions, saying that massage can lower blood pressure and improve sleep patterns as well.

Dr. Lee's Spine Center offers several types of massage. According to Dr. Lee, he often recommends Swedish massage for patients dealing with sprains and strains, car accident injuries, headaches and other stress-related issues. Sports massage, he explains, helps his athletic patients recover more quickly after strenuous training and competitions. He often recommends deep tissue massage to patients struggling with fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic muscle pains where scar tissue may be present. Acupressure, which applies pressure at acupuncture points on the body, is useful for migraines, headaches, stress, neck, shoulder and back pain, he adds.

Dr. Lee says that therapeutic massage rounds out the non-surgical treatment options he provides. "Massage has so many benefits that I recommend it for 99 percent of my patients. It is good for the whole body and mind and is a highly-effective non-pharmaceutical pain relief option."

Dr. Lee's Spine Center provides state-of-the art, non-surgical spinal care such as spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments under anesthesia, therapeutic exercise and therapeutic massage. The website is located at http://dr-jameslee.com.

CONTACT: Dr. Lee's Spine Center 888-667-5235Source: Dr. Lee's Spine Center