According to statistics, there is a probability that almost all adults will experience chronic pain at one time in their lives. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than six months. It is an on and off pain which often affects your day to day activities as well as your mental health.
In some cases, chronic pain can begin without any given reason, but in most cases, it is usually due to a past injury, arthritis, back problems, infections, and nerve damage among more. Can you imagine living with such a pain? Imagine sleeping in pain and waking up to the same pain?
You do not have to live your life in pain. There are ways in which you can use to reduce or to treat chronic pain. You can choose to use pain medication but, massage therapy is more convenient and recommended. With massage therapy, you get to treat your chronic pain and much more.
Compared to pain medication, massage therapy has fewer side effects. Also, it can treat the whole body rather than concentrate on the body part which is paining. Massage can interrupt your cycle of pain by releasing endorphins which are very effective in reducing pain. At the same time, via massage, your stress levels are reduced which helps you relax and enhance your feeling of well-being.
When chronic pain is persistent, your muscles start contracting which makes your nerves numb. And if your nerves are numb, it is very hard to even move from one place to another. However, with massage, your muscles can experience enough blood flow which helps to remove toxic products from your body as well as restore your normal movements.
However, as much as massage is effective in treating chronic pain, it is best that you speak to your doctor first so that he or she can advise you on the way forward. Otherwise, you can never be sure if massage is the right treatment for your chronic pain.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Livonia, MI today.