Registered massage therapy (RMT) is an effective treatment for lower back pain. It can help alleviate pain in both the short term and long term. If you suffer from lower back pain due to the following conditions, you would well be benefit from massage therapy performed by registered massage therapists.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
1) Muscle or ligament strain: Overstretching or tearing of the muscles or ligaments in the lower back, often due to improper lifting, sudden movements, or poor posture.
2) Herniated or slipped discs: When the soft, gel-like centre of a spinal disc pushes through a weakened or damaged outer layer, it can irritate nearby nerves and cause lower back pain.
3) Degenerative disc disease: As we age, the intervertebral discs in the spine may lose their cushioning ability and wear down, leading to lower back pain and stiffness.
4) Spinal stenosis: The narrowing of the spinal canal can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain that radiates from the lower back down into the legs.
5) Osteoarthritis: The breakdown of cartilage in the joints can affect the facet joints in the spine, leading to inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the lower back.
6) Spondylolisthesis: This condition occurs when a vertebra slips out of its normal position and onto the vertebra below it. It can result in lower back pain and nerve compression.
7) Sciatica: Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and legs, can cause sharp, shooting pain in the lower back and legs.
8) Traumatic injury: A fall, car accident, or other traumatic event can cause fractures, sprains, or other injuries to the spine, resulting in lower back pain.
9) Poor posture: Prolonged sitting, slouching, or poor posture
10) Other medical conditions: kidney stones, infections, fibromyalgia, endometriosis and certain types of cancer.
How could registered massage therapy (RMT) help you from the lower back pain?
1) Registered massage therapy can relax lower back muscles, reducing muscle tension and spasms. This effectively alleviates discomfort and pain associated with muscle tightness.
2) Registered massage therapy improves blood circulation by increasing blood flow to the muscles and soft tissues in the lower back area. This enhanced circulation brings nutrients and oxygen to the area while removing waste products, reducing inflammation and promoting healing simultaneously.
3) Registered Massage therapy stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural mood elevators and painkillers. These chemicals create a sense of well-being and relaxation, further aiding in pain reduction. Furthermore, registered massage therapists can help patients improve their posture and body awareness.
4) By addressing muscular imbalances and postural issues, registered massage therapists provide education on proper posture and provide home exercises to strengthen weak areas and stretch tight areas. This helps patients maintain a healthy spine in the long run.
5) Registered massage therapy promotes flexibility and range of motion in the lower back through stretching and joint mobilization. This can be particularly beneficial for stiff and tight muscles in the lower back.
It is best to consult with our experienced registered massage therapists who can assess your specific conditions and recommend the appropriate massage treatments to address your concerns.
Check out this video by our registered massage therapist, Alex, to learn more about stretching exercises to relieve your lower back pain.
If you're seeking relief from lower back pain caused by various conditions, consider the benefits of registered massage therapy. Our experienced therapists can tailor treatments to your needs, providing relaxation, pain reduction, improved circulation, and more. Take the step towards a healthier, pain-free back today!