Doctors first used the word “rhizotomy” around 1910-1915. It comes from two root words: rhizo- (root) and -tomy (incision). The “roots” that the word refers to are the roots of your spinal nerves. That means when a doctor conducts a rhizotomy, they sever the nerve roots. Cutting the nerve roots removes the pain sensation. When back pain becomes chronic and severe, certain patients benefit from this procedure.
Massage therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that is delivered using the hands instead of a machine or device. Massage can play an important part in pain relief and restoring physical function. This technique to reduce pain is also proven to get you better, faster, as we work individually with patients to meet their needs. This translates to being able to return to work sooner, less out-of-pocket expenses, and avoiding taking any extra medications. Massage therapy is commonly used to:
Alleviate low back pain and improve range of motion
Ease medication dependence
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
Increase joint flexibility
Lessen depression and anxiety
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
Relieve migraine pain
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).
Therapeutic Massage Therapy is defined as the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and bio-mechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular Therapeutic Massage Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.