How do you know if your back pain has become chronic?
Many people suffer from a sore back and need to spend time applying heat or ice to the area; however, when a serious back injury and pain make it difficult to function you may be suffering from what is called sciatica.
What is sciatica?
- Nerves become pinched or compressed.
- Numbness and tingling may travel into your back, buttocks, groin, and legs with accompanying pain.
- Usually this occurs on one side of the body only
- This can be due to a bone spur, herniated disc, spinal degeneration, narrowing of the vertebrae, or tumor growth all pressing on a nerve
What types of massage do therapist’s and manual therapist’s use to treat back pain and sciatica?
- Crucial components massage and manual therapists focus on in the treatment of sciatica include: stretching to improve flexibility, improving circulation through movement and mobilization of restricted tissue, and core exercises such as working those trunk muscles, including abdominals, hips, and gluteus for strengthening any weakened area.
- To encourage circulation of nutrients it is important to follow an exercise regime such as low impact aerobics, tai chi, yoga, or pilates along with walking, and swimming. A regular routine and ownership of your pain will aide to speed up your recovery.
Are You Ready to eliminate your pain? Great!
- When you make your appointment, we will assess the problem, evaluate your range of motion, and muscle strength, then determine what modalities will best help with managing your pain.
To get started in your pain relief treatment plan, contact us at 317 294-0892 Jody Turner, Noblesville Massage or book your appointment online at noblesvillemassage.com