Anyone with back pain knows all too well the problems that can arise when trying to handle such pain. Most of us have experienced muscle pulls or overexertion from time to time. But for those who live with chronic pain caused by an injury or medical condition it can be debilitating and even life changing. Finding back pain relief can be a daunting and/or discouraging situation. There are methods of treating pain such as physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture as well as pain medications. But perhaps the most natural, inexpensive and non-invasive source of relief is massage therapy.
The cause of back pain can be the result of several factors. Stress is one factor that is quite common in our current society. When our body is stressed, hunching over a keyboard, racing toward a deadline, or carrying a load of worry, we begin to see (and feel!) a change in our physical posture: The shoulders come forward and upward and the entire back tightens. This poor posture, along with a lack of exercise, bad ergonomics, a sedentary lifestyle, excess weight, and a myriad of medical conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia, is all the more reason we seek back pain relief by therapeutic massage.
Much research has been done over the past ten years especially that cites deep tissue massage (or other therapeutic modalities) as one of the remedies most effective for back pain. The results of such research indicate that massage therapies are proven to decrease stress and long term pain, increase range of motion and circulation, and help decrease mental symptoms such as anxiety and depression that often accompany back pain. For chronic back pain sufferers, massage is significantly effective in reducing pain levels. Depending on their specific condition, clients who received regular massage treatment (one hour of massage once a week for 8-10 weeks) reported at least a 50% reduction in their back pain and that relief lasted up to a year following their last massage session.
When it comes to finding back pain relief, there are a lot of options available. Some are more effective than others, of course, depending on the condition or the person. But ultimately, massage and its many benefits is a viable solution.
If you are looking for a solution to managing or eliminating your back pain in Denver, you can count on the Center for Massage Therapy in Cherry Creek to help. Our massage therapists, with advanced training, are available for appointments Monday through Friday 9am to 7-8pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm. Visit us at our Cherry Creek massage clinic to find back pain relief. Call 303-777-1151 to schedule today and discover yourself with a healthier back and happier body.