3 Reasons Why Your Doctor Should Integrate Massage Therapy Into Your Chronic Pain Treatment
Chances are you experience back pain on a regular basis? Well you’re not alone; Studies estimate that up to 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. The good news is we’re here to help you manage chronic pain. In fact, we specialize in integrative massage – or the use of massage as a complementary therapy to western medicine.
How to talk to your doctor about massage
Did you know that 43% of adults, who had a massage in 2013, did so for medical or health reasons, such as pain management? The health benefits of massage therapy are well known and widely accepted, so your doctor should be open to the conversation. To help you get started here are a few talking points.
1) Massage Treats a Variety of Chronic Pain Conditions
Chronic back pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and neck and shoulder pain are just a few of the conditions that we provide complementary care for. One specific massage you might ask your doctor about is Myofascial Release, or MFR. MFR involves gentle but sustained pressure into myofascial, or connective tissue and is excellent for increasing range of motion as well a pain management.
2) Massage May Lower Your Overall Cost of Medical Care
If it’s recommended by your physician, your insurance carrier and/or employer may offer a reimbursement for massage. Just ask you physician to write it as a prescription or to include it in your after visit summary.
3) Treat Multiple Symptoms with One Non-Invasive Therapy
Massage therapy modalities such as Myofascial Release can be used to treat more than just your back pain symptoms. Along with chronic pain, many people experience an increase in stress, anxiety, and even depression, as they are unable to do the things they used to do. When it comes to the treatment of these symptoms, it’s tough to beat a good massage.
Why Vinings Massage & Wellness #1 When It Comes To Integrative Massage
As you may already know, we are not your typical spa. Though we offer the same spa atmosphere, our specialty is Wellness. We continually invest in the development of our therapists and strive to be industry leaders. There is a reason our client lists includes Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Chapman Wellness Center at Piedmont Hospital.
Wishing you Wellness,
– The VMW Team