Back pain is one of the major health issues that need immediate medical attention. This problem is very common; and most of the people face this problem at some time in their lives. The major reasons behind it can be lack of fitness, internal injuries, poor posture etc.
The treatment of back pain is really very tough and though there are many medical procedures, such as medications, surgeries etc, but most of the times the problem cannot be dealt with permanently. But studies prove that a remedial massage can be a great and safe treatment for such issues.
Weekly massage around the lower back and neck areas can help you get rid of your choric pain. You can always visit your doctors or a chiropractor for physical therapy or muscle relaxation therapy. They also will suggest you to have this massage every week.
Benefits of this massage
This massage therapy helps in improving blood circulation in the injured area, and in healing the pain. In fact, doctors say that the massage therapy is a better one than those over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pills (NSAIDs) for treating lower back pain. And, the most important fact is that this therapy is not harmful at all whereas those NSAIDs can cause some side effects.
Before beginning the massage therapy, the therapists must take a look on the medical history of the patient and then determine whether the patient needs a massage or not. If the pain is intense and severe, the therapists will begin the massage therapy. And of course, they should know about anatomy and physiology. The massage therapy involves kneading, stroking gently or vigorously, depending on the intensity of the pain. Then they will stretch and massage simultaneously the stressed muscles in order to rejuvenate the main back muscles. Thus, muscle relaxation will improve flexibility and will recover muscle soreness or muscle strain.
Although the massage therapy is safe, it is always suggested to visit your doctors before beginning the therapy. There are also some hand-held massagers and massage pillows used often by the therapists. For instant relief from back pain, you can also use these, but with your doctor’s permission.
The patients, who are suffering from severe back pain, must be diagnosed by the therapists first before beginning the massage therapy. And it is also advisable for the patients to let the doctors know about their health conditions so that the therapists provide them with the appropriate treatment to reduce their pains.