Humans have made major leaps in medical science in the last few decades, however finding a cure for back pain seems like an impossible mission sometimes. Although many temporary solutions are available, no one particular treatment has ever been shown to resolve the majority of cases.
The numbers of people suffering from back pain are on the rise each year resulting in a drastic increase in doctor’s visits, missed work, and disability. Fortunately, back pain treatment with remedial massage can offer non-surgical options to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes.
Before we explain how remedial massage works as an effective treatment option for back pain, it is important to have an understanding of the possible causes of back pain.
Causes of Back Pain
The anatomy of the human back is very complex; it is composed of a complex structure of bones, discs, muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments that work together to help us stand, walk, run, bend and perform many other important daily functions. Any damage/problem/complication to any part of this complex structure can trigger back pain. Some common factors/conditions that can trigger or contribute to back pain are:
- Muscle and Ligament Injuries
- Disc Degeneration
- Herniated Disk
- Spinal Stenosis
- Postural issues
Fortunately, back pain treatment with remedial massage can help alleviate or resolve the symptoms for the majority of back pain issues that are caused by musculoskeletal issues.
The Benefits of Remedial Massage for Back Pain
Remedial massage is recognised as an integral part of the healthcare industry and is used for a variety of back pain complaints. Many doctors recommend their patients seek physical therapy in addition to medical treatment.
Whether you are suffering from acute back pain or chronic back pain, remedial massage can offer both short-term as well as long term benefits. Some of the short-term benefits include:
- pain relief
- stress relief
- enhanced blood flow
- enhanced mental alertness
- increased energy levels
The long-term benefits:
- improved posture
- improved sleeping patterns
- muscle relaxation
- improved blood circulation
- improved range of motion
In addition to this, remedial massage treatment for back pain produces a systematic relaxation effect via the mind-body mechanism, contributing to primary and secondary healing effects.
Will It Hurt?
For clients experiencing back pain the muscles are generally tight and short, in this case deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy can be a little uncomfortable. However, most clients describe the discomfort as a “good pain”, and our therapists will work within your comfort level.
If you haven’t ever had a massage, or haven’t had treatment for a while it often feels like you’ve had a heavy gym session after treatment, this can sometimes linger for a day or 2. Clients that have regular treatment very rarely experience treatment reaction and have less likelihood of the back pain recurring.
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