Massage Therapy For Low Back Pain
Massage Therapy can help to relieve low back pain as well as help prevent further damage and discomfort.
Low back pain is a common health complaint and can make even the most ordinary of everyday activities a challenge.
A Registered Massage Therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan specific to your injury, lifestyle and discomfort.
Types of Low Back Pain Include:
Acute low back pain – sudden and very intense low back pain often accompanied by muscle spasms.
Recurrent low back pain – periodic back pain that affects the same area every time it occurs.
Chronic low back pain – this low back pain occurs regularly and can last for 3 months or even longer.
The Most Common Causes of Low Back Pain Are:
Repetitive Strain Injury: This type of lower back pain arrives when an activity is repeated using excessive muscle force or when an awkward physical position is held for long periods of time. You could experience repetitive strain injury in a number of ways either at work, or at home.
Trauma: A trauma is an injury to the lower back from a physical source, this can include; a car accident, sports injury or an awkward fall.
Tension/Stress: Stress can lead to muscle tension in the low back which can in turn cause injury and pain.
Bad posture: poor posture is a very common cause of low back pain so take care not to slouch or hunch forward when you sit or stand. Pregnancy and the wearing of high heels can cause postural back pain.
A Massage Therapist will evaluate your condition and diagnosis in order to arrange a comprehensive treatment plan that will best befit your specific circumstance. This care plan may include not just Massage Therapy but also a combination of relaxation techniques, postural correction activities and other exercises essential to your recovery and body maintenance.
“I have found massage to be very helpful for muscle pain and tension associated with frozen shoulder and the related back and neck spasm. Massage therapy relieved the tightness and encouraged deep relaxation both physically and mentally. It has been a great addition to my treatment plan”