The Emotional Impact of Lower Back Pain and How a Massage Can Help You

Date Posted:18 December 2017

No matter how healthy or fit you are, your lower back is almost destined to cause problems. For some people, it is an annoyance of a few days, but for others, there is no break from this chronic pain.

When pain prolongs, it goes far beyond a physical sensation. It becomes intolerable. You feel irritated. Such excruciating pain also impacts you emotionally. It is essential to cope with lower back pain as well, and getting the right treatment can help you avoid serious impact on your physical and emotional health.

 

 

 

“Chronic pain is something that interferes with every aspect of daily living. You can’t concentrate on work and anything you do. You can't even remember simple things. It affects your appetite, it affects your sleep,” says Robert N. Jamison, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Pain is more than just hostile sensations that go through nervous system. It also includes your insight, feelings, and thoughts. You are in a state of chronic discomfort, so you feel stressed and anxious. Stress can make your muscles tense, augmenting pain even more. Anxiety and pain can become an inescapable cycle.

Also, when you are suffering from acute back pain, you avoid activities. The fear of worsening the pain stops you from participating in numerous activities. However, avoiding physical activity will eventually weaken your body, and decreases your strength. This will ultimately create more problems for you.

Therefore, to get rid of lower back pain, it is best to go for natural treatment, causing no side effects in the long run. A massage therapy can provide you comfort from acute pain. It can influence your health in numerous positive ways by promoting relaxation and well-being, decreasing tension and nervousness, improving blood circulation that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and relieving muscle cramps as well as spasms.

Today, this natural therapy is widely accepted in the medical community as a reliable treatment for different types of back pain and to provide comfort from other medical treatments. A study shows that massage therapy has many potential health benefits for backache sufferers, such as:

· The increased blood flow and circulation provides complete nutrition to muscles and tissues. This helps in recovery of muscle soreness from soft tissue injury (such as muscle strain) or physical activity.

· The decreased tension in the muscles boosts flexibility, reduces pain caused by muscle tension and even improves sleep.

· Massage helps in augmenting endorphin levels, therefore boosting mood, reduces depression, and aids people suffering from chronic back or neck problems.

So, get in touch with a professional masseur today to get rid of your chronic back pain.