Living with pain has become a way of life for many people. Pain and decreased mobility may often make it feel impossible to live life to its fullest. Having a toolbox of strategies you turn to for pain relief is important to gaining back the life you want and deserve. The tools in your toolbox of strategies to achieve living life to the fullest are vital in reaching the balance you are looking for.
A good medical delivery system; the medications prescribed, and other medical modalities suggested and prescribed by your doctor; the right exercise program, your diet, and other delivery systems, like a massage therapist, all contribute to your well-being. Through the combination of the right medications to help with pain control, massage therapy to relax the body and increase flexibility, and a muscle strengthening exercise regime, getting the most out of life is once again in reach.
While medicine has made remarkable advances to eradicate some diseases, cure others, and extend life, chronic pain is still one they are struggling to understand and improve. The good news is they have made advances in helping people to manage their pain.
The key is management of pain. Once pain becomes chronic in nature, unfortunately the quick fix, the rapid cure, or the easy resolve is not always possible. Too many factors become interwoven to create a matrix structure of disharmony within the body. The physical pain and the psychological component combine to affect the overall way of life.
We are told that we have to be more active. Often the cycle of pain increases as the activity levels increase. This situation is both very common and frustrating. “The more I try to do, the more I hurt and feel terrible.”
For many of us, our whole lives become all about our pain. We need to change that focus back to living our lives and being more interactive with our families, becoming more effective at work, and to start doing activities we enjoy. We need to focus on these areas of our lives as opposed to focusing on how our pain affects everything else.
At Natomas Sports Massage we focus our emphasis on the physical relief of pain through massage therapy. Don’t let the name fool you. We also use many of the same techniques in working with athletes as we do with the chronic pain sufferer. Think about i: The continuous effects of chronic pain is very similar to the training of a triathlon or marathon. Over stimulation of muscles, nerves, and connective tissue and the decrease range of motion are all similar conditions that we work on with both the chronic pain sufferer and the athlete who is training for an event.
Your physician has referred you to my practice because he or she believes that your condition may benefit in the management of your pain through our services. Our goal is to work with you and your physician to achieve the best in pain relief and/or management for you. To schedule an appointment, please use the buttons below to go to my on-line schedule and select a time that we can begin the process of working towards you feeling better.