One in five Canadians lives with chronic pain. When pain persists, it can affect all aspects of one's life including work, school, play, caregiving, sleep and even community participation.
When pain becomes a common part of daily life, you may convince yourself to just live with it. But you don’t have to.
Here are three common chronic pain conditions that are treatable:
Sciatica is very common but also very painful and debilitating. It is defined as pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root (sciatic nerve) in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an intervertebral disk. It can also be caused by simple muscle tension in certain areas that will also compress the nerve.
2. Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a painful condition in which the movement of the shoulder becomes limited. Frozen shoulder occurs when the strong connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint (called the shoulder joint capsule) become thick, stiff, and inflamed. Any shoulder injury can lead to a frozen shoulder, including tendinitis, bursitis, and rotator cuff injury (rotator cuff syndrome).
3. Plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Your plantar fascia is in the shape of a bowstring, supporting the arch of your foot and absorbing shock when you walk. If tension and stress on this bowstring become too great, small tears can occur in the fascia.
Managing Pain through RAPID NeuroFascial Reset
Studies have proven time and time again that massage therapy has a massive impact on pain and is an effective tool to manage your pain.
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset (RAPID-NFR) is a newer movement based therapeutic technique that focuses on the central nervous systems in order to release tension and constraint within muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
RAPID-NFR is an evidence-based manual therapy technique that can be used by all health care professionals to quickly and effectively eliminate pain in their patients.
It was developed by Canadian massage therapists Robert and Sherry Routledge who have been using the RAPID-NFR technique to treat patients for nearly two decades.
Why choose RAPID-NFR
Clients choose RAPID-NFR because of the “rapid” response to treatment. Treating the body at the neurological level stimulates a reprogramming of the tissue, ultimately relaxing tight muscles, increasing range of motion and eliminating pain. This helps you get back to living your life again!
Conditions that can be quickly resolved with RAPID-NFR include: headaches/migraines, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis/golfer’s elbow, whiplash, TMJ, frozen shoulder, bursitisuni, bunions and arthritic joints.
What to expect in a treatment
Compared to Swedish massage techniques which are performed unclothed and with some type of lotion or gel, RAPID-NFR is fairly different, techniques are performed with you fully clothed and with your participation.
Pressure is added to a specific area, then your practitioner brings you through a specific movement that releases tension and adhesions in the area being treated. It can be painful but the results are always worth it!
RAPID-NFR is a newer modality in the massage world but has been proven to be extremely effective in treating just about anything. Most painful conditions are resolved in 2-8 treatments with your treatments being covered by any insurance that covers massage therapy.
Book your RAPID Treatment
Book a treatment with David Sanda, certified in upper and lower body RAPID-NFR treatment. David is working towards full RAPID certification in March 2020 to become fully certified as a RAPID-NFR specialist.