Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy

Pragle Chiropractic And Massage

Dr. Pragle, Florida Licensed Chiropractor And Massage Therapist, as well Lini, Licensed Massage Therapist have been helping local Tallahassee people heal naturally from all kinds of annoying musculo-skeletal conditions. Dr. Eric and Lini, strongly believe in treating the root cause of the pain as well as making their clients aware of the habits or daily activities which aggravate and cause their condition. Dr. Eric takes the time and individual attention to assess each clients sleep quality, shoe support, chair support and other factors which impede the natural healing of annoying aches and pains.

Lini, a licensed Massage Therapist, in Tallahassee, has a passion for deep tissue massage, foot massage, pregnancy massage as well as spending the extra time to educate people on proper stretches and exercises to prevent muscle trigger points and tension. She loves to help people ease muscle tension, relax and stay the way. During her massage, she checks in with people to make sure the pressure is “just right”. With keen intuition and attention to the clients “body language”, she is able to work into and release tense muscles in a relaxing spa-like environment. Dr. Eric really likes the fact that Lini does not talk excessively during the massage, allowing for deeper relaxation and increased benefits of the therapeutic massage session.

Dr. Eric and Lini are on a mission to help you get well with gentle chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, lifestyle recommendations and nutritional supplements.

Car Accident Injuries And Treatments In Tallahassee, FL

In a car accident? Chiropractors and massage therapist’s can help. In just an instant, an auto accident can cause profound damage to your whole body. You do not need to be in a serious accident to sustain lasting injuries. All it takes is a fender bender at 4-10 mph to cause a whiplash injury, especially a rear end collision. Many people think their neck or back soreness will go away but after a car crash your body releases chemicals (endorphins) which block the pain, temporarily. For many people, 4-6 weeks later the real pains and injuries set in. However, If you have car insurance in Florida, you have to be examined by a chiropractic physician or medical doctor within two weeks of your accident in order to receive the personal injury protection (PIP) chiropractic benefits.

Whiplash from a car wreck is also called neck strain or neck sprain however an examining doctor will typically diagnose the injury as cervical sprain/strain. Whiplash injury is along the full spine but typically concentrated on the neck and lower back at the discs, intervertebral joints (between the vertebrae), ligaments ( anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments ), cervical muscles and even the nerve roots may be damaged.

Dr. Eric Pragle performs a comprehensive exam with neurological tests, deep tendon reflexes, muscles tests, cerebellar exam (concussion or traumatic brain injury signs) and orthopedic tests focused on nerve injury and muscle weakness. Depending on your symptoms as well as the exam findings, Dr. Eric will recommend individualized imaging or a treatment plan. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for medical doctors and chiropractors alike; for identifying head and neck injuries, revealing things like

Reduces Muscle Tension and Stress

Tense muscles and chronic high levels of stress can really affect the quality of your health often leading to weakened immune system, increased risk of strain or sprain muscle or spine injuries, decreased sleep quality and even cardiovascular problems. Studies indicate massage therapy can help lower cortisol levels and even boost production of oxytocin, a hormone that relaxes and soothes the body.

Deep Tissue Massage works by several different stress relieving mechanisms including it’s ability to dilate blood vessels (enlarge to decrease pressure on vessel walls), and decreases activity of the hypothalamus, which controls the autonomic nervous system regulation and cortisol release. Therapeutic massage has been shown to boost the parasympathetic nervous system, “rest and digest”, while turning off the sympathetic system, “fight or flight” system.

Lower Back Pain Relief

A study published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, compared two different massage techniques for treating chronic back pain, deep tissue massage versus therapeutic massage. They discovered that deep tissue treatment over a period of ten days resulted in significant decrease in back pain compared to therapeutic massage.

Similar findings by a 2014 study published in the Scientific World Journal found that deep tissue massage treatment alone had just as much of a benefit on pain relief in patients with chronic symptoms compared to massage and NSAID painkillers used together

Injury Rehabilitation

Deep tissue massages can aid injury rehab by breaking up recently formed scar tissue which can lead to stiffness and a slow recovery. Therapeutic massage can also help reduce muscle spasms and inflammation by releasing trigger points, and increasing blood flow which brings oxygen to the injured areas. After an injury, especially auto accident injuries, the stress and inflammation of the muscles prevents good blood flow from reaching the damages body parts. This can stop oxygen and nutrients from helping to heal the area, leading to toxin buildup and more swelling and pressure on the nerves.

Improves Athletic Performance And Recovery

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness reported research findings of a positive trend for deep tissue massages for improved sport performances and recovery after workouts. The most beneficial type of deep tissue massage for athletes is sports massage, which is typically done before a sporting event or workout to help warm up the muscles and prevent injuries or right after a competition to speed up recovery.

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