Back pain is one of the most common conditions we see in the clinic. It can interfere with many ordinary activities, and people
routinely use pain medication, hydrotherapy, exercise, Pilates and heat packs for relief. Massage
is another option. Most people report that massage brings relief, and some
doctors still recommend this to back pain patients. Here at the clinic we don’t want you to have to rely on pills, we want you to take control of you problem and we can assist you in many ways. Massage is just one of those skills.
Types of Massage
many styles of massage therapy, and they are often called modalities. Within each style of massage there are also many different techniques that can be used.
These different styles of massage include Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial release, Sports massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy,
Rolfing, Swedish, Tui Na, Reflexology and others. Each
one of these modalities attempts to address the pain at its root, but they do
not all have the same effect on every person.
One kind of
back pain might be caused by a nerve entrapped by tense muscles near the spine.
Another could be a symptom of fibromyalgia, which is primarily a soft tissue
and neurological disorder. For pain caused by a nerve entrapment, deep tissue
massage like Shiatsu, Rolfing or Neuromuscular Therapy are effective at
reducing pain and restoring the natural range of motion. However, the back pain
from fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis or whiplash responds best to a gentle,
soft-touch massage, so Cranial-Sacral and myofascial release will most likely work best.
Back pain is
not a completely physical problem, so it may need to be addressed on multiple
levels. Bad movement and breathing habits may contribute to the severity and
frequency of the back pain, so make sure to address them as well. Combinations
of events create back pain, so it makes sense that a combination of activities
will be effective in interrupting the cycle of pain.
Physiotherapists may use one or more of these modalities to give a back pain massage, but each
therapist also has a specific level of skill. Some therapists have many years
of experience, excellent training and multiple certifications.
many ways to reduce back pain with massage, and you’ll find that experienced
physiotherapists will also teach exercises designed to prevent the back pain from
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