While there is a general view that life's various irritations are reflected as pain in the neck, the fact remains that millions of people suffer from low back pain.
As per a report brought out by the National Center for Health Statistics, four types of pain were found to exist among survey respondents, the most common were low back pain (27%), severe headache, also known as migraine pain (15%), pain in the neck (15%), and facial ache (4%). To live pain-free life people suffering from this issue must opt for treatments to relieve this problem.
In fact, it is estimated that over 26 million people in the age group of 20 to 64 suffer from frequent back pain. And the incidence is more among women than men (29% vs. 25%).
In most cases, low back pain goes away in a couple of days. However, some persist for a longer duration, and if not treated in time, it could develop into a serious health condition.
Traditional treatments that include medications for low back pain usually treat the symptom, while not affecting the cause of the pain. Research has shown that massage therapy remains a proven treatment to alleviate back pain while lowering the cost of care needed for overcoming pain.
Neuromuscular therapy is a massage technique that remains an effective treatment for lower back pain. Also known as trigger point myotherapy, neuromuscular therapy works wonders in treating back pain effectively that was caused due to soft tissue injury like a muscle strain.
Spasmodic muscles feel pain when it is touched. This is due to ischemic muscle tissue that lacks correct blood flow as a result of muscle spasm. This leads to less oxygen flow to the affected muscle, causing the formation of lactic acid, which makes the muscle feel sore after some physical activity.