Medical Massage of Delaware



 

Are You dealing with Back Pain?
Medical Massage Can Help!
  
Things You Should Know……

 

 

According to theNational Institutes of Health8 out of 10 peopleexperience back pain at some time in their lives which significantly limits their activity. The Mayo clinic reports back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care or miss work.  It is not gender or age specific, affecting men and women equally, from adolescence through old age.

  

What Causes Back Pain?

 Massage Therapy Delaware for Back Pain

 

Back pain can be triggered by a number of things, however, the cause can basically be categorized in one of two ways: sedentary lifestyle or a traumatic injury. Under sedentary lifestyle, consider how poor posture coupled with office work and time spent working at a computer contribute to the ‘perfect storm’ of chronic back pain. 

 

 

These positions result in a tightness of the “hip flexors”, (the muscles that bend you in half to sit) because they remain in a shortened position. To accommodate, the muscles of the lower back are strained and pulled taut, creating a chronic overstretched position. Traumatic injuries resulting from overuse, repetitive use, work related accidents, sports activities and motor vehicle crashes account for the balance of soft tissue injury and back pain.


 

Though the causes for back pain may be different, symptoms are the same.


  • Persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along your spine, from the base of the neck to the hips.
  • Sharp, localized pain in the lower back -- especially after heavy lifting
  • Chronic ache in the middle back -- especially after sitting or standing for extended periods.
  • Back pain that radiates from the low back to the glute, down the back of the thigh, into the calf.
  • Inability to stand straight without having severe muscle spasms in the low back.

 

 

How to get relief!


 

 

Before beginning any new exercise program it is important to get the approval of your physician.

Movement is important! It helps improve circulation which brings oxygen to the soft tissues and carries away metabolic by products. Once the muscles and structures are nourished they can be ‘coaxed’ into proper alignment, relieving your pain.

 

 

To alleviate the soft tissue pain and get blood flowing in the low back region: start moving….take a break from your seated work station or hobby every twenty minutes. Stand, deep breathe and take a few steps.  If your location allows, try this quadriceps stretch:

 

 

Stand up, bend one knee bringing your heel toward your buttock, hold your heel and gently pull back toward hip, feeling the stretch along the front of your thigh.  This stretch can also be done side lying on the floor or in bed. To stretch another hip flexor muscle called the psoas, try the following exercise. Kneel on one knee, the other leg extended in front of you with knee bent, hands on your hips. Slowly ‘sink’ into the lunge by allowing your hips to drop towards the floor, while keeping your torso upright, do not bend forward from the hips! You should feel a good stretch at the top of your kneeling leg.  These will stretch the front of the hips and take the strain off the low back.
Medical Massage of Delaware Back Pain Relief

 

Medical Massage, which incorporates specialized techniques targeted to specific muscle groups can further aide you in soft tissue injury recovery experienced from a work or auto accident or chronic over use.

 

 

 

 

Conditions Medical Massage Can Treat!

 

 

 

Some of the medical conditions that benefit from medical massage are as follows:sciatica or low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff or other shoulder injuries, headaches, numbness and tingling, repetitive motion injuries, carpal tunnel, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

 

 

Currently in the state of Delaware, Medical Massage treatment is covered under automobile insurance and worker’s compensation, when prescribed by a physician or chiropractor.  Medical Massage specialists are working diligently to get this treatment covered by all forms of medical insurance.  Private pay is always available. 

 

Locations include:  Millsboro | New Castle | Wilmington | Newark | Hockessin | Dover

 

Please contact us with any questions you may have:
Phone - 1-888-757-1951
Email  -  info@medicalmassageofdelaware.com 

 

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