If you’re suffering from lumbar facet joint arthrosis, you know how debilitating the pain can be. This condition is caused by the gradual degeneration of the spine due to age-related wear and tear or an injury, resulting in restricted movement and chronic pain. While there are many treatments available, massage therapy may provide relief from this condition. Let’s explore why massage therapy may be beneficial for those with lumbar facet joint arthrosis.
Relaxation of Muscles Surrounding the Spine
Massage therapy can help to relax the muscles surrounding the spine, reducing tension and allowing them to move more freely. This improved range of motion can take pressure off of your vertebral joints, reducing inflammation and easing your pain. Massage therapy also helps to stimulate circulation in these muscles, providing nutrients that are essential for their health and function while increasing mobility.
Pain Relief Through Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a type of massage that targets specific pain points on your body that are related to your condition. These points are knotted areas in your muscles that cause referred pain when pressed upon. With trigger point therapy, you will experience immediate relief when these knots are released as blood flow is increased in these areas as well as a decrease in muscular tension overall.
Reduced Stress Levels
Stress has a significant impact on our physical health, especially those with chronic conditions such as lumbar facet joint arthrosis. Massage therapy helps to reduce stress levels by activating a relaxation response in the body which releases endorphins – our natural feel-good hormones – helping us to relax both mentally and physically. By reducing stress levels through massage therapy, you can notice an improvement in overall well-being while managing symptoms associated with lumbar facet joint arthrosis more effectively.
For those suffering from lumbar facet joint arthrosis, massage therapy may offer some relief from chronic pain and stiffness associated with this condition. Massage helps to relax muscle tension around the spine while stimulating circulation; it also reduces stress levels which can worsen symptoms associated with this disorder. Our team of experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have so that you can make an informed decision about your care plan moving forward.
If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Natalie Yeo, RMT, or one of the other registered massage therapists at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are happy to listen and are here to help!