Injury of soft tissue can be a real pain in the neck. Tears, pulls, knots, tightness, and other injury to soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) can turn into more serious problems — unless you get to the root of the problem.
If soft-tissue injury is not treated properly, it can develop in chronic pain and bigger problems that many doctors will say requires surgery. Before you consider the drastic, costly measure of surgery, you owe it to yourself and your pocketbook to consider a soft-tissue treatment like no other.
But first, let’s take a brief look at where your neck and back pain might be coming from. According to the Mayo Clinic, neck and back pain can become a temporary or chronic problem when you have:
- Muscle strains
- Worn joints
- Nerve compression
- Stiffened disks
- Herniated disks
- Bone spurs
- Diseases such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, and cancer
All of these health issues that often cause neck and back pain can benefit from deep-tissue massage and Active Release Techniques. Of course some of them require the close care of a doctor, but soft-tissue body work will enhance the care or can even replace the need for medical attention altogether.
Scar tissue is often the culprit of soft tissue pain and injury that won’t heal. Scarred soft tissue adheres to each other soft tissue and reduces movement, causing even more inflammation.
ART combined with massage separates soft tissue so it moves again and can begin to heal into normal, healthy tissue — for complete elimination of the problem and the pain.
Deep-tissue massage combined with Active Release Techniques has an impressive 90% success rate in completely relieving neck and back pain caused by muscle strains, soft-tissue injury, or nerve compression. For more serious diseases such as cancer, deep-tissue massage and Active Release Techniques is a nurturing, complimentary therapy to a medical care plan.
Whatever the reason for your neck and back pain, it’s certainly worth trying deep-tissue massage and Active Release Techniques, especially after other modalities — such as chiropractic, drugs, or physical therapy — have not relieved your pain.
Call today for a free consultation and to learn more about how deep-tissue massage and Active Release Techniques can often completely relieve your neck and back pain.