The prevalence rate for chronic pain among young adults and senior citizens is very high in Canada. According to the National Population Health Survey, more than 17% of the population suffers from chronic pain and discomfort. Chronic pain can be due to a number of treatable conditions.
These days, there is an increased interest among people—especially younger adults—for alternative medicinal therapies for chronic pain management. This is mainly because alternative therapies such as massage therapy have gained mass appeal due to the remarkable results they exhibit.
What causes Chronic Pain?
Some common causes of chronic pain are nerve damage or an injury which has not healed properly. Specific chronic pain conditions such as back pain can be the result of a number of factors. These include:
- Having bad posture
- Being overweight can exert more strain on the knees and back as your entire weight is lifted up by the spine and on your knees.
- The curvature of the spine is a congenital medical condition which can result in chronic pain in the back.
- Localized trauma due to an injury, in the case of accidents.
- Improper footwear such as high heels which strain the lower body as well as the spine.
- An uncomfortable mattress or chair
- Degenerative changes to the spine
Benefits of Massage therapy
In 2016, massages were the most common type of therapy for over 44% of the Canadian population. The reason that the majority of these people continue using massage therapy as their go-to healthcare option was for wellness and its continued benefits in the long-term.
Massage therapy is beneficial, as you cannot a develop dependency to it as with traditional pain medication. It also provides more than just temporary relief and doesn’t need to be administered in continuity. It also doesn’t have harmful side effects like most painkillers do.
The therapeutic benefits to your mental health are indisputable. A massage can improve your overall wellness and mental health. Being in a constant state of pain can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing. Getting massage therapy lifts your spirits and put you in a better mood.
Deal with chronic pain quickly and smartly
Chronic pain, if not managed on time, can lead to a number of other health concerns, including mental health problems. You can read about the psychological benefits of massage therapy in relieving chronic pain on our blog here.
The treatment options available under our chronic pain management program at Divergent Healthcare include shockwave therapy. We provide solutions to your chronic pain problems according to your preferences. Our professionals make sure you take an informed decision for your health and pain relief. Call us now at 4039098111 to book an appointment and get ready to live pain free.