Mindfulness Helps Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, regular neuromuscular massage can help ease the pain and maintain your range of motion, all of which help maintain your quality of life.

New studies show that mindfulness is another tool to help relieve chronic pain.

Mindfulness is nothing more than taking opportunities several times each day to bring your attention on to something in the present moment.

Much of the discomfort of chronic pain is our own reactions to it.
Often, our thoughts are brought from an activity we’re engaged in to thinking about what hurts.

There are mindfulness meditations, as well as activities that you can do anywhere to help your chronic pain.

Heat Can Help Back Pain Between Massage Treatments

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.

Keep Moving to Prevent Back Pain

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 is the Most Common Cause of Back Pain

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.

Massage may be Better for Your Back than Surgery

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.

Massage is Better Than Opioid Pain Relievers for Back Pain

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.