Overuse, repetitive motion, and postural imbalances may all lead to chronic pain. In many cases the somatic splinting and pain/spasm cycle is so ingrained that no amount of medication will give relief. Often chronic pain sufferers wind up taking increasing dosages in an attempt to manage their pain. Massage can break the pain/spasm cycle thereby bringing relief to long time chronic pain sufferers.
Common Chronic Pain Complaints:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
Many chronic pain complaints can be successfully addressed through the proper application of Medical or Orthopedic Massage treatments. Muscular imbalance, triggerpoint pain, nerve impingement are all problems that can be effectively treated with massage therapy. Functional alignment issues and a host of other soft tissue problems can cause chronic and potentially debilitating pain and also contribute to the degeneration of the associated structures. Massage therapy can slow and in many cases stop the otherwise progressively deteriorating effects of these chronic pain issues.
Massage Therapy has been found to be useful in the treatment of a variety of chronic pain complaints such as Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Sciatica and more. Chronic pain management is important to overall health and energy. Chronic pain in and of itself drains and saps the body of energy. Often chronic pain will disrupt natural sleep patterns leaving the person tired and drained. The medications used for chronic pain management often impair normal function further draining energy and contributing to a lack of mental clarity and vitality.
Clients often report that they are able to decrease or even eliminate their dependence on anti-inflammatory and pain medications, making massage therapy an excellent addition to any chronic pain management plan. With the reduction in chronic pain, clients see an increase in functional mobility. With restored range of motion and decrease in pain clients are able to return to the active, productive and pain free lifestyle that they previously enjoyed. To learn more about Medical or Orthopedic Massage look at the page on Medical Massage.