Back pain has a way of infiltrating daily activities and detracting from your quality of life. Whether limiting your range of motion or forcing you to restrict activities, finding a management strategy to cope with chronic back pain is key in setting yourself up for success while dealing with this difficult condition. Whether acute or chronic, massage may be able to help deliver the relief you need. As a non-pharmacological and non-invasive approach, massage boasts many diverse benefits and is a great method to try out risk-free. Here is how the art of massage can be harnessed to address several types of common back pain:
As a condition that affects all people afflicted in different ways, it is always important to consult with your primary care physician before seeking massage treatment as a way to enhance or augment your current care routine. Fibromyalgia is characterized by symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Through the gentle application of pressure and movement, massage can help distribute sensitive pain centers and encourage muscle relaxation to diminish the severity of pain.
This condition happens when the cartilage between joints in the spine become worn down causing inflammation and the rubbing of bone on bone. Massage is known to boost circulation, reduce muscle tension, and alleviate stress to provide relief.
Muscle Pain or Strain
Probably the most common back issue we see, most back pain stems from muscle strains caused by overuse, spasms, heavy lifting, or accidents. Usually in the upper or lower back area, pain can be severe and last for several days to years. To expedite healing, massage works wonders at getting difficult muscles to relax while boosting blood flow and removing toxins.
The next time you book at Elements Central Scottsdale, talk to your massage therapist about how you can address your back pain together!