Heat can help back pain by increasing blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. Neuromuscular massage has the same effects. If you have back pain, use heat in between visits to your massage therapist.
Degenerative changes to the back are normal and almost always present after the age of 60. Most people never report significant pain. There are a few instances, however, that can cause significant back pain, including the loss of cartilage that allows the bones to rub against one another. Movement helps to guard against cartilage loss, and neuromuscular massage can help you keep moving.
Muscle strain from twisting, overuse or poor posture is the most common cause of back pain, especially lower back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, neuromuscular massage is a recommended therapy to help ease pain and restore movement.
Often back pain is the result of poor posture and prolonged sitting. If you get up from your chair or desk every hour, just to walk for 5 minutes, you may find that your incidents of back pain will go down.
Often back pain is treated like a mechanic fixing a broken part. Studies are finding that regaining strength will not only speed recovery and lessen pain, but prevent future episodes of back pain. Neuromuscular massage is better at relieving pain, helping people regain mobility and regain strength than more conventional surgical methods, and without the side effects.
Since 2010, the use of MRIs to diagnose back pain and powerful pain relievers to help back pain have increased by more than 50 percent. Unfortunately, conventional approaches don’t always work, and the risks of becoming addicted to opioid pain relievers is very real. A better first step is to try neuromuscular massage to relieve the pain and restore movement.
Standing upright requires the spine to support the weight of the upper body while remaining flexible enough to bend in many directions. The back’s complex set of bones, muscles and ligaments get a workout every time you move. Disks between the bones intended to cushion movement can slip, bulge or press on spinal nerves causing pain. Plus, disks wear and shrink as we age. If you have back pain, a good neuromuscular massage can help relieve the pain and restore your flexibility.