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Pain Management Through Our Houma and Thibodaux Massage Therapy
The image of healing hands is a powerful one for an individual in pain -- and here at Houma-Thibodaux Spine and Rehabilitation, it's also an accurate one. You may find the drug-free pain relief you've been seeking in our Houma and Thibodaux massage therapy. Our team can employ a variety of massage techniques to relieve tension, break up internal scar tissue, and ease the inflammation behind so many cases of chronic or acute pain.
What's Behind Your Soft Tissue Pain?
Just as spinal, vertebral, and nerve pain have many possible causes, soft tissue pain can plague you for a variety of reasons. For instance, an acute injury such as a sports injury or auto accident injury can tear muscles and tendons while also stretching ligaments beyond their capacity. These injuries may cause immediate pain, swelling, and stiffness. But pain many also take a more gradual approach, in the form of chronic overuse injuries. Repetitive motion at your job or on the playing field can create micro-tears in the tissues. These micro-tears can eventually fill up with scar tissue, causing pain and depriving you of mobility. Chronic stress or ailments such as fibromyalgia can cause painful knots to develop in the muscles. Even habitual poor posture can strain your muscles to produce neck pain, back pain, headaches, and migraines.
Manual Approaches to Pain Relief
Massage therapy can reduce the pain you feel in a variety of ways. In injury cases, massage increases the flow of blood to the damaged tissues, providing necessary nutrients while helping the tissues expel inflammatory substances. Massage also enhances drainage to reduce edema. If you suffer from chronic muscle tightness and spasms that produce back pain, headaches, migraines and other common complaints, massage therapy can loosen and relax the muscles. In fibromyalgia sufferers, specific techniques such as trigger point therapy can release muscle knots that cause local or referred pain. Deep tissue massage can even unlock your tissues from the grip of adhesions, providing both pain relief and increased the range of motion.
If you're already receiving chiropractic treatment for your pain, you'll find that massage therapy complements and enhances the benefits of this modality. That's because looser muscles and connective tissues don't put up as much resistance to the corrections, allowing for easier, more thorough and longer-lasting adjustments. Massage therapy also works well alongside physical therapy and other rehabilitative techniques to help you enjoy optimal mobility with minimal pain.
Thibodaux & Houma Massage Therapy Can Help You Today!
If you're curious as to whether our Thibodaux & Houma massage therapy techniques can help you get that nagging pain under control at long last, there's one sure way to find out. Call Houma-Thibodaux Spine and Rehabilitation at either of our offices to take advantage of our free consultation for new patients. Find out for yourself what massage therapy can do for you!