Back muscle pain causes
We see a lot of cases of general back muscle pain or, in particular, low back pain at Essential Feeling. If tense or overworked muscles cause your back pain, then a back massage from Essential Feeling usually helps.
Charlie Botha ITEC
Your ITEC qualified massage therapist
Questions & Answers
What does a back muscle strain feel like?
If you have back muscle pain, then you’ll likely feel some or all of the below symptoms:
*Back muscle aches
*Shooting or stabbing pain in your back or limbs
*Pain radiating, often down your leg (sciatic)
*Your back pain will worsen when you bend/ lift/ stand/ walk
*If you recline, your back pain will usually ease
How do I know if I have chronic back pain?
Chronic means a condition which has been ongoing for a period without easing. Or that it comes and goes. If you have back strain from e.g. repeating a lift in the wrong position, this could contribute to chronic back pain.
Often you’ll find that your back strain will repeatedly be in the same area, such as lower back. This is usually because you are using your back muscles in the wrong way over and over, which contributes to the chronic nature of your condition.
We know we can’t all run out and change our jobs to prevent back problems just because we get a back pain, therefore a back massage can help this because it eases tight back muscles in e.g. lower back (lumbar), hamstrings and glutes so that at least when you’re repeating the act that is causing the problem, the effect isn’t as compound.
Sometimes, back pain can be caused by bowel or bladder problems, especially if a fever accompanies it. As is the case anytime you have any doubts, seek your doctor’s opinion, if for no other reason than to rule out something more sinister.
I’m having painful muscle spasms. Can you help?
Good news! Yes.
When people are experiencing back muscle spasms, this is because of muscle-related pain and so we can help.
This is because your body is made up of a series of muscles. Each one interconnects with the next. So, if you pull your calf, you could find your shoulder is out. Your lower back muscles (lumbar) are no different, see below.
What causes low back strain?
*Poor physical condition
*Not doing back exercises therefore weak muscular tone
*Way of your busy life
*Other conditions causing joint pain including injury
What are the risk factors to back pain?
*Smoking (reduces blood flow, massage is a great help)
How can I avoid back muscle pain?
*Exercise, within the boundaries of what is feasible for your body and fitness level
*Build gradual muscle tone
*Ensure you concentrate on flexibility as well as muscle mass
*Maintain a weight which is healthy to not overload the small muscles and bones of your spine
*Don’t smoke, see above
*Avoid movements/ positions which strain your body
NB Pain meds
When you have muscle tension and decide to come for a back massage at Essential Feeling, whether that is for chronic muscle tension or acute back pain, please try not to take pain products before your session. This is because they do what they are supposed to and block the pain, but this helps us to work out where we should massage. Pain usually radiates from one area to another within our bodies, and it’s often not until we massage that you feel things you didn’t know were there.
If you would like to make a confirmed booking for a back massage, then please use the link below. But, for an appointment within 24 hours, then please text us on 07941 668456 and we’ll come back to you as soon as we have a break between clients.
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