Massage Therapy for Back Pain Relief in NYC and Wantagh NY
How A Massage Therapist Reduces Back Pain
The participants selected for massage treatment for back pain (two groups total) received weekly massages that targeted specific muscle problems around the lower back and hips.
After 10 weeks of treatment for back pain, those who received massage therapy reported greater improvements in pain and functioning compared to those who did not receive massage.
Additionally, 36 percent and 39 percent of patients in the massage groups said their pain was “nearly or completely gone” after 10 weeks of treatment, compared to only 4 percent of those in the “usual care” group.
This is exciting news, as concurrent studies show that few medical approaches (pain-killers, cortisone injections, and even surgery) result in lasting success. In fact, some of these options can even make the condition worse, which explains why more and more people are turning to massage therapy as a safe and effective treatment.
One of the benefits that massage therapy for back pain has over other pain-management approaches is that a licensed massage therapist (LMT) can trace the cause of your back pain, which is often elusive. Back pain has a myriad of symptoms which can be treated by massage for back pain:
Lower back pain
Middle back pain
Upper back pain
Low back pain with sciatica
And the causes range as much as the symptoms do: nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, and even abdominal problems.
Massage Therapy for Back Pain
Professional Massage Therapy in Your Home or at My Offices
Serving NYC, Long Island, Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is one of the most common complaints I hear about in my massage therapy practice. And it’s no surprise. Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their life. Sometimes it’s acute – ensuing after lifting a heavy load improperly or a rough weekend game of football. Other times its chronic, developing from years of poor posture or stress. Whether it’s acute or chronic, deep tissue massage is one of the best treatments for back pain, sometimes eliminating the problem entirely.
"I had been suffering from both lower and upper back pain for years because I spent my career sitting in an office. I came in to see Eugene when the pain got so bad I couldn't bend over to pick up a piece of paper on the floor.
I started feeling better almost immediately after starting massage therapy with Eugene.
At first, I thought massage therapy for back pain was just going to take the edge off, but I was wrong. In just a little over a month I was moving around much better and was experiencing real pain relief.
Today, I still see Eugene for maintenance, but he was the solution to my back pain problems."
Wantagh, Long Island
It is my professional approach to always evaluate the whole body when treating a patient. Often this leads to surprising discoveries:
An office worker complaining of back pain realizes that the problem lies in his shoulders
A runner with pain shooting down one leg realizes that her gluteal muscles are too tight.
The list goes on and on. But this is the beauty of massage therapy – the ability to gently locate the pain, trace its origins and knead it away with your hands. How can a pill compete with that?
Please contact me if you are in need of a NYC Back Pain Massage Therapist. I also provide treatment for back pain in Wantagh, Nassau County, and Western Suffolk County. I have two office locations. One in NYC and the other in Wantagh Long Island, but I am also available to come to your home if that more convenient for you.
Please contact me to begin back pain treatment, and see how effective massage therapy can be to relieve you of your lower and upper back pain.
A 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that patients suffering from moderate-to-severe chronic back pain who integrated regular massage therapy into their treatment plan saw significantly more improvement than those who simply relied on pain killers, muscle relaxants, basic physical therapy, or chiropractic care.
"Massage Therapy for lower back back pain is a proven and effective means of providing immediate and long-term relief. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, I can provide treatments such as Deep Tissue Massage for people suffering from upper back pain, as well."
-Eugene Wood, LTM
Massage Therapy for Back Pain
In order to truly relieve your back pain, one must find the source. Often times an associated restriction (such as hip tightness) and poor body mechanics (the way you move) play a crucial role. Even just slouching at your desk day in and day out can cause chronic back pain. This is why a skilled back pain massage therapist will have keen insight on your personal body mechanics, in addition to understanding the body’s anatomy.