You’ve been in pain for quite some time now. When you’ve spoken to your doctor about this they’ve said that you have what’s known as “chronic pain.” Unfortunately, you find that you agree with them because the pain seems to be never-ending.
Now that you finally have a name for what you’re feeling you wonder what you can do to help yourself feel better. You don’t want to spend the rest of your life feeling the way that you do now. Instead, you’re willing to do almost anything it takes to make yourself feel better.
When you start searching for solutions for your chronic pain you come across Rolfing. As you read more about it you find that it may be beneficial for you. Before you seek out a practitioner there are a few things that you should know.
Things You Should Know About Rolfing
While you may be struggling to understand why you’re suffering from chronic pain, you don’t have to struggle to understand how Rolfing will help. Once you understand how it works, you may want to seek out this treatment modality.
1. Research shows Rolfing works but you shouldn’t expect a quick fix.
This method is an effective way of addressing chronic neuromuscular pain that isn’t considered a medical necessity or remedy. However, some places (e.g., The Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine Comprehensive Pain Center) have incorporated this as a complementary therapy in their practice.
The few studies that have been conducted do show that this method reduces pain levels for a short period. However, it’ll take some time to feel its effects. You’ll also need to make ongoing lifestyle changes (e.g., footwear, ergonomics, pillows, nutrition, yoga) to maintain these effects.
2. This therapy addresses both the structural and functional aspects of your pain.
There are many conditions this therapy can help with. These include chronic stiffness, compression from an injury or a surgery, maintaining postures that inhibit fluid motion, and repetitive motions to name a few.
3. There shouldn’t be any pain involved.
Although this therapy is deep and intense it shouldn’t be painful. While this can make you feel uncomfortable, you shouldn’t be any more uncomfortable than the chronic pain you’re already experiencing.
When you’ve been in chronic pain for a while, you probably focus most of your energy on the area that hurts the most. With this therapy, you may discover that other areas of your body are playing a role in this pain. Once you know this information you can use it to create a better overall treatment plan for yourself.
Seek Out Rolfing for Your Chronic Pain
Making informed decisions regarding your healthcare needs is important. Now that you have a better understanding of this treatment modality you should talk to us at Williams Rolfing in Tampa, FL. We’re the certified and skilled practitioners you’ll want to have as part of your medical team.
Throughout the years our customers have told us that they feel comfortable talking to us about their chronic pain. This comfort stems from our understanding that this is a very personal process (e.g., it may bring about some deeply held emotions that you didn’t even know you had before now). So, when you’re ready to give this treatment modality a try, reach out to us so we can form a personal relationship with you too.
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