Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal complaints can involve bones, muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues. Some of the most commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bursitis
  • Shoulder Complaints
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Neck Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Disc Herniations
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
Bodywork:
 

Bodywork is well known for relieving pain in injured tissues and muscles. In addition to helping heal the injury itself, bodywork treatments relieve discomfort in surrounding areas that often tighten in response to pain. Sudden trauma or chronically shortened muscles and fascia can result in structural misalignment. By lengthening shortened muscles and releasing fascial adhesions, this work can help your body return to and remain in healthy alignment. Bodywork compliments chiropractic and physical therapy in that it helps to retrain the muscles that could otherwise pull the bones out of place. An increase in body awareness attained through healing touch can play a vital role in healing by illuminating habitual movement patterns that contribute to pain. Because Thai massage and Shiatsu promote flexibility, movement can feel more comfortable right away and the likelihood of future injury is often reduced.

 

Self Treatment Techniques:

 

Like all pain, musculoskeletal pain reflects an imbalance in the body's systems. Hence, it becomes essential to bring awareness to one's whole body by evaluating dietary patterns, genetic predispositions, sleep habits, posture, stress levels and other lifestyle components, such as physical activity, emotional responses, and overall sense of wellbeing.

 

Your body is a unique entity, thus your treatment should be tailored specifically to your needs. You should always seek the advice of your health care practitioner to guide you along the path of optimal wellness.

 

Recommended Home Care Techniques:

Use epsom salt baths for pain relief. The heat of an epsom salt bath increases circulation and reduces pain. The magnesium found in epsom salt has both anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties. Also, it is essential to incorporate gentle stretching and deep breathing techniques into your daily routine.