Sciatic Pain Treatment with Remedial Massage
Remedial Massage For Sciatic Pain Sciatica pain is a common issue that can cause pain from the lower back, hip, down the leg and sometimes to the foot through the sciatic nerve. If the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or compressed, it causes anything from mild to severe pain that can radiate from the section of
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Back Pain Treatment | A Safe Option
What Is Lower Back Pain? Lower back pain is considered to be pain in the area from where the ribs end to where the hips start and can be anything from mild to severe pain. For some clients it can resolve itself in a few days or weeks, but for many people it becomes an
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Remedial Massage For Rolled Shoulders
Our therapists at MCNT treat many clients with symptoms such as neck / shoulder pain & headaches that are actually being cause by anterior rotation of the shoulders. One of the major causes of this is the pec muscles in the chest. Many of our clients are surprised to hear that an anterior (front) muscle
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Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?
An aching back, a heavy belly, an emotional rollercoaster – these are some of the most common complains reported by the pregnant women. A number of factors can be at play for the many physical and emotional issues that a woman goes through during pregnancy. The good news is that many of the common complains
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Cupping Benefits & Common Questions
Cupping therapy is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most widely practiced forms of alternative therapy in human history. It remained an integral part of the early Chinese, Egyptian, and Greek cultures that used it as an effective treatment and healing modality. Although cupping therapy is an ancient healing practice, it is still used effectively
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Frozen Shoulder | How Cupping Can Help
Frozen shoulder is a common condition that is referred to medically as”adhesive capsulitis“. It is a condition where the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes restricted and painful and can cause a reduction in the range of motion of the arm and shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder can have a massive impact on an individuals
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Corporate Massage, What Is It?
In the last few years, research into stress and it’s affects on health have gained a lot of interest both in the general public as well as among people working in health, social sciences, and the corporate world. There is increased concern on how stress is impacting the overall population at large and the workforce
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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) | What Is It?
Those who are new to the fitness world might not be familiar with the term delayed onset muscle soreness aka DOMS. But chances are very high that you will experience DOMS firsthand at some point in your health and wellness journey. For the novice athletes, this type of pain and soreness can be intimidating, but
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Arthritis Symptoms And How To Treat Them
Although ‘arthritis’ is a common term that we hear in our daily lives, most of us don’t know much about it. For many, it just refers to any form of joint pain. In reality, ‘arthritis’ is an umbrella term that refers to a group of medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, particularly joints. It
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Preventing Upper Back Pain | Upper Back Stretch
Pain in the mid to upper back can be caused by a multitude of reasons; desk work; poor posture; exercise; injury and more besides. Your remedial massage therapist will be able to provide massage to the problem areas and help to discover the cause.
What Are Knots?
Muscle knots aka myofascial trigger points (MTPs) are painful small bundles of muscle fibres within a muscle that are unable to properly release and instead remain tight. Simply put, these are actually layers of connective tissues that get stuck together and stop gliding. There is quite a bit of confusion as to what causes knots
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What Is Scoliosis And How Can I Manage The Pain?
How Exercises & Myotherapy Can Alleviate the Pain The spine, also termed as "vertebral column" or "backbone" is our body's central support structure. It extends from the base of the skull to the pelvis and connects the different parts of our skeleton (the shoulders, head, pelvis, arms, chest, and legs) to each other. It performs
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Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
If you are experiencing back pain, you are definitely not alone. Back pain is extremely common. In 2011, about one in seven Australians had reported experiencing back problems.
Most of our clients say their back pain comes on all of a sudden, but can resolve on it’s own. However, often back pain will reoccur and can become a chronic condition unless treated and maintained early.
Back pain can be an extremely painful experience and can negatively impact all aspects of your life. The good news is that there are many things you can do to treat and manage the pain. At Melbourne Natural Therapies we use myotherapy and remedial massage to treat the muscular aspects of your back pain and give you home stretches and exercises to maintain the benefits of treatment.
What causes back pain? |
Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
The causes of back pain can be numerous and in some cases peoples back pain can be caused by multiple issues arising at the same time. In the majority of cases the pain is caused by a simple strain to the soft tissues and is not the result of serious damage to the spine.
Lifestyle Factors | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
- poor posture
- repetitive or heavy lifting (manual handling)
- not getting enough regular physical activity (being sedentary).
Health Issues | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
- spinal stenosis
- ankylosing spondylitis.
Symptoms Of Back Pain | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
Back pain can happen anywhere from the the shoulders to the base of the spine. Sometimes pain can also refer down the legs. in many of our patients cases there is also a restriction of range of motion affecting their day to say lives, sitting, walking, playing sports and working.
What’s Causing It | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
Our remedial massage therapists and myotherapists will get certain details about your back pain, including:
- Anything at the time the pain started that may have caused it
- If you have had similar or the same pain before
- Things during your day or week that aggravate the pain
- Things during your day or week that reduce the symptoms
If we are concerned that the pain is more serious we may refer you for scans. However these days we find with many cases of back pain medical imaging such as x-rays, CT or MRI scans are not useful and don’t change the way we treat your pain.
Treating The Pain | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
Most cases of back pain resolve pretty quickly with treatment and stretch/exercise. Also using pain relievers or inflammatories and keeping active can help reduce the pain and get you back to normal life.
There is a lot of evidence these days showing that people who stay active and at work recover more quickly and positively. By working closely with your therapists and your employer you can recover quickly and also reduce the impact on your life overall.
Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies
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