Archive For The “Massage Therapy” Category

Back Rehabilitation – An Overview

By | February 24, 2015

We have spent a great deal of time discussing the individual component parts of our back rehabilitation program. In today’s blog I will finally attempt to put all of the pieces together and show you how the program is implemented. When a patient comes to see us for the first time at Schlesinger Pain Centers […]

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When Your Back Goes Out: Physician Heal Thyself

By | August 31, 2012

By the next morning it was clear that this was not going to be quick and simple. It was hard to roll over or get out of bed. In fact, while I had only minimal discomfort at rest, any movement at all sent shock waves of pain throughout my lower back. I dragged myself to […]

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Chronic Pain in the Young: Massage Therapy

By | March 14, 2012

Chronic pain in the young comes with its own set of problems and potential complications. Injuries are inevitable in any rehab or exercise program. The question is, “How are you going to deal with these injuries?” Many of our patients at Schlesinger Pain Centers, even the young ones, are severely deconditioned due to their chronic […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in LA: Massage After Trigger Point injections

By | December 11, 2011

Massage therapy for painful trigger points is a perfect example of integrating body therapies, complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) with standard western allopathic techniques. A common example of this would be neck pain where we may begin treating a radiculopathy with cervical epidural steroid injections, move on to median branch blocks and radiofrequency ablations for […]

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The Mechanisms of Massage, Part 3

By | July 22, 2011

  In yet another example of the efficacy of self massage in relieving pain, John Cloud in his article “Beyond Drugs” in the March 7, 2011 issue of Time Magazine reports on data going back to the 1960’s which shows that after thermal injuries to one hand, experimental subjects will reflexively grab it with the […]

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The Mechanisms of Massage, Part 2

By | July 21, 2011

In another interesting example of the healing power of touch from his article “Beyond Drugs” in the March 7, 2011 issue of Time Magazine, John Cloud presents data from a 2010 study reported in the journal Current Biology on thermal pain and touch. In the study subjects from three different countries had their index and […]

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The Mechanisms of Massage, Part 1

By | July 20, 2011

I would like to take a short break from our discussions on health insurance to examine the mechanisms behind massage therapy and the healing power of touch in chronic pain. In his article, “Beyond Drugs” in the March 7, 2011 issue of Time Magazine, John Cloud presents an interesting case report that proved to be […]

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The Medical Benefits of Massage

By | May 17, 2011

The healing effects of massage have been known since antiquity. Studies funded by the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Branch of the National Institutes of Health have likewise shown the benefits of both single dose and regular massage treatments. Massage has been shown to reduce pain levels, being most effective in treating musculoskeletal pain, but also […]

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