Massage Therapy Strongly Recommended for Pain

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As Kailua’s only integrated health center, OSR prides itself in being able to help cure your pain in the best way possible. Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab, our medical team will not only send you home with NSAIDS but they will also prescribe you with alternative medicine options that allow your body to work and heal itself. These services include Chiropractic, Physical Therapy/Physical Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Electronic Muscle Stimulation, Spinal Traction Tables, Acupuncture, and Weight Loss. A true integrative system allows your body to use multiple facets in order to deal with their pain.

According to a new study published in Pain Medicine Journal, massage therapy compared to no treatment; effectively treats pain, is beneficial of treating anxiety, and beneficial in improving health related quality of life.¹ As we know here at OSR, pain is currently recognized as the most compelling reason for an individual to seek medical attention from a general practitioner, and accounts for approximately 80% of physician visits.²  Because pain can be so detrimental to your quality of life, we offer a whole body approach in order to help you become pain-free.

Massage therapy offers a wide variety of benefits ranging from stress relief to reducing your anxiety. Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab we offer trigger point massage therapy as a part of almost every treatment plan, as well as 30 minute and one-hour massages in our massage rooms. Because massage therapy has a very little risk factor, it is recognized in the medical community as being beneficial to most injured or chronic pain patients. ᶟ

In conclusion, the study found that massage therapy should be strongly recommended as a pain management to patients.₄ Because massage is not generally doctor recommended, it is one of the most common self-sought pain relief options that is looked for by patients. By integrating massage therapy into our treatment plans, we are offering our patients one of the best, low risk, ways to manage their pain.

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Resources:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-research-analysis-indicates-massage-therapy-strongly-recommended-for-pain-management-300265883.html

http://painmedicine.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/05/06/pm.pnw099 – 1

National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006, with chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006.  – 2

Yin P, Gao N, Wu J, Litscher G, Xu S.  Adverse events of massage therapy in pain-related conditions: A systematic review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2014;11:480956. doi:10.1155/2014/480956 – 3

 

Cindy Crawford BA, Courtney Boyd MA, Charmagne F. Paat BS, Ashley Price BS, Lea Xenakis MPA, EunMee Yang MA, Weimin Zhang PhD. “The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population.” (n.d.): n. pag. Pain Medicine Journal. Oxford Journals, 10 May 2016. Web. 11 May 2016. – 4

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