Massage Pittsburgh Vs. Evidence Based Chiropractic Care


If you are suffering from pain going to an evidence-based chiropractor is likely a better option than getting a massage. Evidence based chiropractors in Pittsburgh are musculoskeletal experts who are trained to make a medical diagnosis based on a thorough history and examination. This allows for a treatment plan that is targeted towards correcting the cause of your pain.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a relaxing experience or you have generalized muscle soreness a massage may be the right option for you. Massages are great at helping the whole body to relax and relieving tension.


A chiropractor’s education consists of college and graduate school which takes approximately 4 years. Chiropractors must then pass 4 rigorous board examinations before they are able to practice. Contin

Massage therapists must have a high school diploma as well as 600 hours of training at a massage therapy school before they are permitted to practice. Although many massage therapists have college degrees as well.

Dr. Tauberg of Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has gone above and beyond the normal training that a chiropractor must go through. He has continued his continued his education by attending many different courses and by earning credentials as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and an Emergency Medical Responder.


When you go to an evidence-based chiropractor they will perform an in-depth history and physical examination. With the information gained from those results, an individualized treatment plan will be decided on. The treatment plan may consist of many different therapies. Some of the common ones include therapeutic exercise, joint manipulation, neuromuscular re-education, traction, and myofascial release. Myofascial release may be similar to a massage although it is generally more specific. Myofascial release is used to treat myofascial pain which is pain that comes from the muscles. While this pain is common it is not usually present by itself. There is usually something that is causing myofascial pain.

When you go to a massage therapist you expect to receive a massage. A massage can help to treat myofascial pain. It can also provide relaxation and comfort.


Evidence-based chiropractors have good success with treating a variety of pain-related conditions. Massage therapists are good at providing a relaxing experience that can help to reduce pain that is muscular in nature this, however, may not take care of the actual cause of the pain.

If you want to get out of pain, back to living your life and to start feeling better today give Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh a call at 412-517-8124!