Pain Control

Articles, industry news, and updates related to Massage & Bodywork issues. Original content provided by Hands On Healing.
April 1, 2015
Pain Assessment Montgomery AL - woman shields her face with multiple hands

Cross Pattern of Pain Development

Identifying the source of chronic pain, and providing the correct therapy, can be a challenge. Sometimes pain sends signals to the brain so you'll quickly stop pushing too far and causing much more serious damage.
November 1, 2014
Alternative Pain Relief Montgomery AL - woman in jeans and sweater feeling pain and isolation

The Pain-Tension Cycle

The cycle of pain and tension can quickly lock itself down and continue to torment someone with each passing day. Properly applied manual release techniques offer a safe alternative for pain relief.
September 1, 2014
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The Joint-by-Joint Approach

When a joint deviates from its ideal function, it can cause the joint either below or above to compensate and potentially develop symptomatic conditions and pain. The Joint-by-Joint approach to therapy addresses these conditions.
April 1, 2014
Tendinitis Bursitis Treatment Montgomery AL - man holds an inflamed painful elbow

Tendinitis & Bursitis

A diagnosis of tendinitis or bursitis is often an open-ended problem with very little to explain the cause of one's pain or dysfunction. In most cases it's due to inflammation of tissues in the body.
December 1, 2013
Jaw Pain Treatment Montgomery AL - man rubbing his painful jaw

Body Balance & The Jaw

Postural patterns or imbalances in your body may be contributing to problems with jaw pain or teeth grinding, a disorder called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, or TMJD for short.
October 1, 2013
Neck Pain Therapy Montgomery AL - woman feeling neck tension cradles her head in her hand

Head & Neck Imbalance

Neck pain and tension are often the result of structural imbalances between the head and neck, due to issues related to the Brachial Plexus, tightness of the chest, and poor head/neck posture.
July 1, 2013
Shoulder Joint Therapy Montgomery AL - Woman resting sore shoulders after rowing canoe on lake

Shoulder Joints & Function

Poor shoulder function and shoulder joint mobility problems can be caused by a variety of dysfunctions, including impingement syndrome and pain issues related to misalignment, overuse, and rotator cuff tears.
December 1, 2012
Back Pain Therapy Montgomery AL - woman massaging lower back pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain associated with Disc Herniation, Chronic Psoas Tightness, and other conditions can be treated with bodywork therapies that promote and maintain strong backs, healthy spines, and good posture.
September 1, 2012
Sciatic Leg Pain Therapy Montgomery AL - man inspecting his painful leg

Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome

Experiencing intense sharp shooting pains in your legs? It might be associated with Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome. Leg pain can be alleviated if the condition is properly assessed and treated.
August 1, 2012
Hip Pain Therapy Montgomery AL - woman suffers from hip pain at the desk

Hip Pain

Hip Pain may affect one’s ability to walk and cause discomfort when sitting or lying down. However, hip "problems" are often the result of radiating pelvic pain. By treating the issues related to the pelvis, we can alleviate perceived issues with the hip.
June 1, 2012
Knee Pain Treatment Montgomery AL - close up of woman rubbing a painful knee

The Knee

The most commonly and adversely affected joint involved with improper walking is the knee. Misaligned knee joints can lead to kneecap pain, poor knee stability, and serious ligament injury.
April 1, 2012
Shin Splints Treatment Montgomery AL - Tibia - frontal view diagram

Shin Splints & Compartment Syndrome

Dysfunctions of the lower leg, including issues with Shin Splints and a condition called Compartment Syndrome, can be the result of poor foot posture or overuse injuries and lead to leg pain, swelling, and other problems.