When your back hurts, it can be almost impossible to enjoy any kind of activity. Many lie in bed for hours on end, fearful that getting out of bed will aggravate the pain.
Spondyloisthesis or lumbar pain is one of the most debilitating pains. The breakdown of the lower back vertebrae enables the nerves in your spine to radiate pain across large swaths of your body.
The main issue is located in the arch of the vertebrae. And while massage cannot help vertebrae, it can help relieve excess tension on the connecting muscles.
When you have pain the body tenses up causing tight muscles. This tightness increases the pain in most instances. Massage therapy to manipulate and relax these muscles can bring relief to even the most severe cases.
Why a Licensed Physical Therapist Is Important
To find immediate relief for lumbar pain, many will ask a spouse or a child to massage the tight muscles in the lower back. But while this may bring emotional comfort it is not likely to bring effective treatment.
A qualified therapist knows exactly which muscles and pressure points to concentrate on. The sessions will bring immediate relief as well as provide better circulation and increased flexibility. A therapist is also specifically trained to ask vital questions to avoid exacerbating the problem.
Massage supports the biomechanics of your lumbar region and helps to restore body balance. Both of these will greatly reduce discomfort and improve quality of life.
Learn More About Spondyloisthesis Relief
The highly qualified specialists at Pursuit Physical Therapy can provide you with more information about this specific therapy. Contact us today and schedule a private consultation.