Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks, but chronic pain can persist for months, or even years. It is estimated that one in five Canadians suffers from chronic pain, and often chronic pain has no clear cause or end in sight. Although the causes for illnesses like fibromyalgia are unclear, there is evidence that massage therapy can help manage chronic pain from fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.
Statistics suggest that back pain is the most common chronic condition in Canada, and four in five Canadians will experience an episode of back pain in their lives. Chronic low back pain may be caused by a variety of different conditions and research suggests massage therapy can provide relief from this painful condition.
Although there is no cure for chronic pain conditions, massage therapy is one of the many options that will help manage and alleviate pain from these conditions. Chronic pain can stop you from doing the things you want to or need to do, but massage therapy can help get you back to normal function. For chronic conditions, studies have suggested that more frequent massage therapy treatments, closer together might be the most effective. Often chronic pain is accompanied by symptoms of depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping, and massage therapy is a proven option to help manage these difficult conditions.
To begin developing a Massage Therapy plan for the treatment of your chronic pain condition, please contact us directly.