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Re: chronic pain: another possible solution?

Posted by Betsy on May 9, 1999, at 22:58:19

In reply to chronic pain: another update; q for professionals, posted by Elizabeth on May 9, 1999, at 0:09:52

> I have a question: how can you tell (by physical exam) whether back pain is due to inflammation or muscle spasm? What differences could you observe?

It continues to amaze me. There's so much good information on this
site - but why does nobody suggest massage therapy as a good solution
to problems of both chronic pain and depression?

I visit a massage therapist once every week or two for just an hour.
It does me more good than anything else I could do for myself. Chronic
pains are lessened or no longer there (I'm on a computer about 14 hours
a day, as a grad student, so there's a lot of pain in the hands and
shoulders especially!) and the massage also help release some good chemicals
trapped in my muscles to improve my mood.

I suggest trying massage therapy - go see someone liscensed, preferably
with a long track-record or working out of a chiropractor's office.

It can do wonders for all sorts of problems - physical, mental and emotional.





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