Reflexology and Back Pain

Anyone reading this who has suffered from back pain will know what a debilitating problem it is. Back pain can range from mild to severe, but it is always life-limiting and always causes a disruption in our day to day lives.

According to a study published by Nuffield Health in 2015 up to 6 million people in the UK are living with undiagnosed back pain, and in 2013 it was the cause of more than 15 million sick days.

The usual treatment from a GP begins with painkillers, and then depending on the severity of the problem can move into physiotherapy, and surgical intervention. But as anyone who has experienced this knows, these treatments can be limited in their effectiveness, and can lead to people just “living with it.”

The skeleton is a complex mechanism, with the spine providing the stability and strength for the movement of the limbs. Any slight imbalance can cause postural changes which ultimately lead to discomfort or pain in another area of the skeleton.

There is no quick fix as far as back pain is concerned, and in my opinion, individuals who are recovering from a back injury should be looking at a combination of exercise and therapy to promote long-term recovery.

A Reflexologist will work on the whole of the skeletal system, firstly to relieve painful symptoms, but also to work on areas which may be aggravating the problem. Direct pressure on the skeletal reflexes will help relieve pain, while working on the adrenal glands will relieve any inflammation which will also result in pain relief. A combination of this kind of treatment coupled with gentle exercises can help resolve many back problems quite quickly.

If you live in Bristol and would like more information on how Reflexology can help, please call Kate : 0117 950 6629 or 07811 619860

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