If you’ve broken a bone, you need to get to your doctor as soon as possible. You may even need to get surgery for some breaks, as they may rupture internal organs. If your muscles have been strained, though, you may not need to run straight to your doctor for a cure. If you do decide that you need to see your doctor, go ahead. It’s possible that your doctor will recommend holistic, non-medicinal therapy for your injury, or that your doctor may want you to back both medicinal and non-medicinal therapy. It’s not unusual for people suffering from strains and sprains to be given braces and Ace Bandages, but other types of therapy may be more effective. Most doctors know the positive effects of massage therapy, and will recommend it to patients as a means of alleviating pain, and healing non-bone-related injuries.
Lower Body Pain
Sustaining injury anywhere on your body is no laughing matter. With your lower body in pain, you could potentially lose mobility. If your doctor recommends you visit and orthopedic specialist, you may be able to get significant reduction in pain without investing your time and money driving to a pharmacy. Some injuries and conditions result in hip, knee, leg, or foot pain. If this is something you are going through, an orthopedic specialist might recommend a variety of treatment, but it is most common for them to utilize massage therapy for pain originating in the lower body.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain can be a dangerous thing to diagnose and treat. The lower back is where the spine meets the pelvis, and you could be at risk for mild to permanent paralysis if you’re injured in your back or on your spine. If you have lower back pain, an orthopedic specialist will ask you questions about your lifestyle, and at what point you first experienced pain. After going through your habits, and what may have hurt you, your specialist will recommend a type of treatment. They may give you the treatment themselves, or they may send you to another therapist in the practice. The specialist will also advise on how to care for your injured area daily, and little things that you can do to help yourself heal.
Upper Body Pain
Today’s society is full of stressors. Stress weighs on us from work, family, and religious commitments. As dangerous as stress is, we don’t always have the tools to manage stress properly. We will often carry stress in our necks, backs, and shoulders, and may experience pain in those areas as a result of all of the tension we experience. Having tension in our upper body puts us at risk for painful injuries of the neck and shoulders, like cervical strain, also known as whiplash. Massage therapy is one of the many ways of dealing with the pain of injuries of the neck and back, and to relieve tension. If massage therapy proves to be too strong of a therapy for you, ultrasound waves are a gentler, effective treatment that gets results. Whatever your injury, whatever your therapy, you’ll be better after having a solid session with a orthopedic specialist.