Pain Management Therapy

Pain Management Therapy

Are You in Need of Pain Management Therapy?

Advanced Corrective Bodywork provides pain management therapy to clients located in the heart of Mound, MN, and serving the surrounding cities of Minnetrista, Spring Park, Orono, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, and Navarre.

One of the most frustrating things about pain is it is not always easy to identify the source. Whether your pain is from a sports injury, fibromyalgia, old injury, or a car accident, it needs to get under control to fully enjoy life. Advanced Corrective Bodywork works with you to greatly reduce and/or eliminate your pain.

One experiences pain much faster and more intensely when the body is stressed or traumatized. Therapeutic massage can help greatly in dealing with pain, making it a valuable addition to a person’s pain management protocol. In fact, a clinical study was done to review “The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting”.

The study concluded that: “integration of massage therapy into the acute care setting creates overall positive results in the patient’s ability to deal with the challenging physical and psychological aspects of their health condition. The study demonstrated not only significant reduction in pain levels, but also the interrelatedness of pain, relaxation, sleep, emotions, recovery, and finally, the healing process before integration.”

Another part of a good pain management therapy program is quality chiropractic care. Correcting small misalignments will often take pressure off inflamed nerves. It does not, however, facilitate the healing of unhealthy and dysfunctional muscle. Advanced Corrective Bodywork is designed to help alleviate the muscular problems causing pain.

Utilizing pain management therapy has helped many people with:

  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Car Accidents

Pain Management Therapy for Trigger Points (Knots)

It is very challenging to function both physically and emotionally when dealing with chronic or sporadic pain. The more anxious a person is about pain, the worse the pain seems. Most of our pain is felt in our muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments, the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system.

Pain Management TherapyWhether pain in soft tissue arises because of overload, overuse, or injury, there is a strong chance part of the pain process will include the presence of hyper-irritable areas known as trigger points, or “knots”. In fact, pain clinic doctors have found trigger points to be the primary cause of pain roughly 75% of the time and at least a part of virtually every pain problem. These trigger points are located in virtually every muscle in the body. Fortunately, most of them are “turned off” most of the time and don’t cause severe pain where they’re located. Even so, they restrict the movement and health of our muscles causing us to use more energy to move in our daily lives. It’s like we’re moving with our parking brake on. And though they don’t hurt where they are located, they often cause pain in other areas of the body when they get “turned on”.

Pain is a symptom, not a problem. The odd thing about the human body is that where it hurts is almost never the problem. Where the problem is, almost never hurts, unless someone pushes on it. While working on muscles that are painful will temporarily diminish the pain, it doesn’t correct the problem. This leads to the frustration of pain always coming back, often worse than the time before. A person may feel better for a time but never seems to get better. The problem needs to be addressed, not just where the pain is, for long term success.

Take Control of Your Pain

The first step in controlling your pain is to speak with your doctor to determine if the source and cause of your pain is a more serious medical condition other than musculoskeletal pain. If it’s determined that the pain is musculoskeletal in nature, discuss and decide which program is the best approach to ensure you the best short and long term results. Finding the right treatment combination is the key to success.

Advanced Corrective Bodywork uses advanced and specific pain management therapy techniques to reduce chronic aches and pains associated with a variety of injuries or medical conditions where the soft tissues are contributing to the pain. Phil Gore, Massage Therapist & Master Bodyworker, has acquired over 16 years of knowledge, clinical experience, and problem-solving skills from working in many different environments.

Phil’s years of experience have given him great skill at finding trigger points and helping relax them to decrease and even eliminate pain. It is important to remember, as noted above, that because of the way the nervous system operates, trigger points causing pain are rarely located where a person is feeling the pain. Which trigger points cause pain, which trigger points cause problems, and skill in locating and treating the proper trigger points are essential qualities in a massage therapist for short and long term pain management and relief. Pain in one area might be caused by trigger points in up to 20 muscles or more.

Pain management therapy is one method to relieve lower back pain, upper back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and neck pain.

Pain Management Therapy Sessions

Advanced Corrective Bodywork provides 60, 90, 120 and 180-minute pain management therapy sessions to clients located in the heart of Mound, MN, and serving the surrounding cities of Minnetrista, Spring Park, Orono, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, and Navarre.

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Restoring My Quality of Life
Nov 18, 2018
Testimonial by:  B.D., MD

5 Stars

Patient with scoliosis credits Massage therapist for quality of lifeI credit Phil with restoring my quality of life, and I believe I would be in a very different place (both physically and psychologically) were it not for his skill.

I have been seeing Phil for over two years now for the treatment of low back pain and postural problems related to scoliosis. When I was sixteen years old, I injured/sprained my back, and when I sought medical treatment, I was found to have scoliosis.

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Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Sports injuries
  • Reducing back muscle pain
  • Reducing muscle soreness
  • Reducing post-operative inflammation
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Lessening depression and anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Stress and tension related disorders
  • Chronic Inflammation and Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee Pain
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Work Injuries
  • We Can Help

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Feet
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Aches
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Soft Tissue Strains
  • Spinal Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • TMJ
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash