Physical Massage Therapy Miami

The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as stretching, strengthening, electrical modalities, and restoration of functional movement rather than by drugs or surgery.

LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is very common. So common, in fact, that most (80%) American adults will experience at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime (1). Although often very painful, most low back pain is not caused by a serious problem and will resolve with some simple care. Physical activity is an important part of that care.. You should seek advice from a health care practitioner like myself as soon as possible if your back pain:

 

  • Occurs after a traumatic event, such as a  car accident or a fall;

  • Wakes you during the night.

  • Does not reduce or change, no matter how you move or change position.

KNEE PAIN

Common treatments for knee pain are listed here. Not all of these treatments are appropriate for every condition, but they may be helpful in your situation.

 

  • Stretching: Stretching the muscles and tendons that surround the joint can help with some causes of knee pain.

  • Physical Therapy: Is an important aspect of treatment of almost all orthopedic conditions. Physical therapists use different techniques to increase strength, regain mobility, and help return patients to their pre-injury level of activity.

SHOULDER PAIN

What causes shoulder problems?

 

They are caused by the breakdown of soft tissues in the shoulder region. Using the shoulder region. Using the shoulder too much can cause the soft tissue to break down faster as people get older. Doing manual labor and playing sports may cause shoulder problems

NECK PAIN (CERVICAL PAIN)

What are causes and risk factors for neck pain?

 

Neck pain can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck. Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve.

 

Risk factors for neck pain include injury from involvement in contact sports, motor-vehicle accidents, bull or bronco horse riding, etc. Prevention of neck pain in the context of these activities should include neck strengthening exercises and often neck bracing.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS MEDICAL MASSAGE FOR PAIN RELIEF?

There's little doubt that a Massage Therapy can ease pain and tightness in stressed, overworked muscles. Now there's growing evidence that it can also help relieve chronic (long-lasting) pain, especially the lower-back variety. A study of 262 patients published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that massage was far superior to acupuncture or patient education for relieving back pain. After 10 weeks, 74 percent of patients said massage was "very helpful." Only 46 percent for those who received acupuncture and about 17 percent of those who read a self-help book had the same response. Massage patients were also four times less likely than other patients to report being bedridden with pain. The authors concluded that "massage might be an effective alternative to conventional medical care for persistent back pain."

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