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Massage for low back pain

Maya offers customized massage for low back pain tailored specifically for your condition.

Nowadays 80% of adults in the US suffer from acute or chronic low back pain.Specialists have distinguished two types of low back pains: subacute and chronic. Subacute low back pain lasts between 4 and 12 weeks, while chronic pain could persists for about 12 weeks or longer.

What causes low back pain?

According to the National Institue of Neurological disorders and stroke there is a vast majority of causes for low back pain. These could be one or a combination of a couple of the following conditions: ligament strains, muscle sprains from twisting or lifting something heavy improperly, interverterbral disk degeneration, herniated or ruptured disk, compression and/or inflammation of the spinal nerve root, sciatica, slipping of a lumber vertebra out of place, traumatic injuries from falling and injuring a tendon, playing sports, as well as car accidents, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and other abnormal skeletal irregularities. In very rare occasions low back pain could be caused by tumors, infections, abdominal aortic aneurysms, kidney stones. There are a number of underlying conditions that create predisposition for low back pain like arthritis, spondylitis, osteoporosis, endometriosis, fibromlagia, etc.

There are risk factors, of course, associated with developing low back pain like:

Age - people between 30-55 have greater chances of developing low back pain as the intervertibral disks fluid is becoming less and they lose their flexibility 

Fitness level - low back pain is more common in people with low physical activity habits.

Pregnancy - is accompanied by low back pain due to the alterations in the pelvis.

Obesity - puts extra load on low back pain structures.

Occupational injuries - some jobs require lifting, pushing and pulling heavy objects on a daily basis, which dramatically increase the risks of developing low back pain, as well as jobs requiring prolongated sitting in fron of computer without the adecuate low back support.

In order to assist you better, in most low back chronic cases Maya will need a copy of X-ray / MRI sppecialist's conclusion to understand the actual cause of it, then all available contraindications will be taken in consideration for the current low back condition, and based on all of the above Maya will customize the massage and help you feel better. Maya's rule of the thumb is MAKE NO HARM, that is why above paperwork is required. 

There are conditions though, that require more than massage therapy for aleviating low back pain like spondylosys, arthritic lumbar joints, herniated disk(s), spinal stenosis. By experience, pain aleviation have been achieved in some cases in combination with physical therpay, as well as change into active and healthy lifestyle. Please, consult your physical therapy doctor prior to your massage sessions. 



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