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MASSAGE AND BACK PAIN
Back pain is the most recurrent ailment in musculoskeletal conditions. More that half of the people suffers some kind of back problems in their lives (low back pain is almost as common as flu in America and Europe). Massage therapy has demonstrated to be a simple and efficient treatment for this condition, alleviating the aches, enhancing the motion and in some cases, even healing the ailment. The types of massage recommended for back pain include acupressure (acupuncture), shiatsu, Swedish massage and especially trigger point therapy and specific back massage technique; complemented with therapeutic exercise, posture correction, and relaxation methods.
Back pain is defined as the discomfort, aching or stiffness concentrated in the back, resulting in the impairment of physical motion. This degenerative condition affects inter-vertebral discs reducing its amortization ability and compressing the nerve. The risk factors of the ailment include age, obesity, non-movement type of work and weight-lifting work. Common causes of the ailment are trauma from a physical source, repetitive strain injury, poor posture and tension.
Chronic pain may also affect the appetite, well sleep, the energy to work, mood and relationships with others creating a negative cycle. According to the nature of pain, therapists develop particular treatments to control the aches and permit patients enjoy life more.
Massage and exercise program mix stretching and strengthening methods, besides low impact aerobics to help maintain the discs, muscles, ligaments and tendons—in the back (around the spine) healthy. There are also a range of popular self-techniques utilized to relieve the pain, like using a tennis ball or lacrosse ball against a wall.
Note that there is no quick fix for chronic pain, and due to the causes of the ailment are complicated to treat, it is possible that pain doesn't go away completely after a treatment. Massage has not to be applied if patient have a prolapsed disk or an internal spinal condition. Deep massage therapy can worsen this condition.