The symptoms of Parkinson's disease vary from person to person, with early signs often going unnoticed because they can be very mild.
The symptoms usually begin on one side and can progress to the other side.
If you have Parkinson's massage therapy CAN help. It is not a cure, but can alleviate the symptoms to some degree. Massage therapy has ben proven beneficial to reducing the symptoms of depression, which at times is more problematic than the other symptoms, actually increasing the intensity of the other symptoms.
Chiropractic care can also be used in conjunction with massage to gain the most benefit. The muscles are attached to the spine and bones. The tightness of the muscles will have a direct impact on pulling the spine and joints out of proper alignment, causing an increase in the pain symptoms.
Muscular Injury Specialist works with Dr. Larry Johnson, chiropractor. Dr. Johnson utilizes the Activator Method of adjustment. This is a gentle, yet effective method of adjusting subluxations of the spine and joints. Dr. Johnson accepts most major medical plans, including medicare. If your plan allows for chiropractic and massage, treatment can be billed through the doctors office.
For those whose policies do not allow for massage, Muscular Injury Specialist offers quality massage at affordable prices. Half hour massage treatments are $20.00.
Please call for an appointment 239-560-1820
There are many reasons we develop pain, and even more reasons we cannot get rid of it. Massage therapy can be a very beneficial way to reduce or even relieve pain. But, as many have found out, often times, the relief is short lived. Other times, there is no relief at all.
Clinical massage seeks to get to the root of the pain by dealing with all the causative and perpetuating factors contributing to it, as well as targeting the specific muscles involved. More often than not, the source of the problem is not the specif site of pain.
Once massage has minimized or relieved the pain, it is important to address the other involved factors. If there is an underlying disc issue that leads to chronic muscle spasms, the involved muscles need to be stretched regularly.
If there are weakness in the muscles, they need to be strengthened to facilitate correct posture. Poor posture is a common source of pain, many times due to short, tight muscles, with the opposing muscles being weak. Pain relief will be temporary until these issues are addressed.
Diet can play a huge role in muscular pain symptoms. There are many toxic chemicals in our food that do cause physical problems, with the most common being headaches. Anyone who has experienced MSG headaches can relate.
Weight, of course, is another cause for pain. I recently had an over weight client lose 15 pounds and was amazed at how much less pain he was in.
There are also disease related pain issues. MS, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, to name a few. Diseased organs can also cause pain. Kidney stones or bladder infections often cause low back pain.
Perpetuating factors are not always able to be done away with. People who hunch over a computer all day can't quit just quit working. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to minimize the effects of the positional strains their job places on their bodies.
Even in cases where there are structural problems, such as disc herniation's and joint issues such as arthritis, clinical massage can still greatly minimize the pain. A person needing knee surgery often times puts it off for as long as possible. The longer they wait, the more pain they will be in, and the more areas will be affected. The painful knee causes the person to limp, throwing the gait off, and the whole body out of alignment. The therapist may not be able to fix the knee, but can address the muscles that have been thrown into a non-neutral position, causing pain in the hip, low back, upper back and even the neck.
If you are suffering pain, call the MUSCULAR INJURY SPECIALIST for a complete evaluation. 239-560-1820
What is chronic pain and how does it affect me?
Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for an extended period of time. This time frame varies between experts, although the minimal length is 30 days, with some suggesting pain should be of a 6 or even 12 month duration. Regardless of the conflicting opinions, those who have lived with pain for any extended amount of time will be quick to share the many other problems that result from living with chronic pain.
Chronic pain can prevent you from being as active as you should be, interfering with work and causing a loss of income. It can prevent your ability to enjoy recreational activities, causing a feeling of isolation from your friends. This can easily lead to feelings of anger or depression. It can interfere with your sleep, either not allowing you to fall asleep easily, or waking you several times in the night. Lack of sleep is draining, which also increases pain. It can leave you irritable or emotional. Chronic pain is all consuming. It interferes with your physical, emotional, and even spiritual well being.
Many have tried everything. Medications, injections, chiropractic, massage, even surgery. Nothing seems to help, leaving you with a feeling of hopelessness.
I would like to offer some hope. Many people I have seen who were dealing with chronic pain related issues were able to find relief. I have a keen understanding of the cause and effect of pain symptoms, knowing right where to work to relieve the pain. I am also aware of conditions of which I cannot help. There are many aspects to chronic pain, including diet, exercise, emotional stability, as well as disc and nerve related issues, and neurological diseases.
Please give me a chance by calling 931-624-4333 and schedule an appointment