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May 29

How pain can affect your emotional wellness

Every person is affected by pain at some point in their life. Pain is the most common reason that people visit a doctor for medical care. It accounts for about 80% of all doctor visits. According to current estimates, 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • osteoarthritis
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • fibromyalgia

Negative effects don't necessarily have to come from chronic pain. Anybody who has ever experienced muscle pain, back or shoulder pain, or temporary injuries, will likely have noticed the link to negative emotions such as anxiety, stress, depression, and mood swings. If left untreated, these can lead to long-term health problems that affect your general health, as well as a reluctance to take on more responsibilities at work and home.

Pain, not to mention other issues, can really impede your active lifestyle and prevent you from doing what you love, the things that make you who you are.

Pain is an individual experience that can be multi-dimensional and subjective. Strangely, pain can not only affect your emotions and cause you to feel anxious or depressed but it can also express your anxiety or depression. Your emotional baggage may be untreated and cause you pain. It's a difficult knot to untangle.

There is substantial evidence to support massage therapy as a treatment for pain.

How can massage be used to reduce these negative effects and manage all types of pain?

A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that massage therapy could be beneficial with minimal safety concerns for treating low back pain. The American College of Physicians has released new guidelines for treating low back problems. It recommends massage and complementary therapies like applied heat and acupuncture instead of "costly and possibly harmful drugs."

Not only can massage therapy help with pain but it can also be used to manage anxiety and depression that has become increasingly common in our modern world. Stress and anxiety reduction are two of the most requested massage therapy services by doctors.

Massage in Fountain Hills is a win-win-win situation, regardless of whether you are suffering from emotional stress or physical pain.

This is not a secret. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMA), 21% of adults received a massage in 2019. 52% reported that it was for a medical or health reason, while 26% said it was for relaxation and stress reduction.

Massage therapy is a great option for those who need to find relief from discomfort or pain, anxiety, stress, or all three. This is the upside. There is really no downside. There have been no side effects or risks associated with massage, which is widely recognized as safe, effective, and therapeutic.

You can come in to try a customized massage that meets your needs.

 

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