Posted by: lsadler | February 3, 2010

Cortisone Injections, Back Pain & the role of massage therapy

A new client wrote to me about her back pain recently. She has a slipped disc in her lumbar spine and she underwent surgery over a year ago. She told me that she still isn’t back to work and she has been getting cortisone shots to help with the pain. The missing link for her is Trigger Point Therapy. Here’s how it works: the muscles along her spine are in spasm either from the initial injury to her back or the surgery or both. The spasms apply pressure to her spine which in turn press on the nerves and cause pain. Trigger Point therapy can help to relax the paraspinal muscles to relax and potentially reduce her pain. In turn, she won’t need to get cortisone shots as often or she may even be able to eliminate them altogether.


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  2. Excellent post – just a quick question, was your client still having the cortisone injections in conjunction with massage therapy?


    • Thanks for commenting. To answer your question, no, he was not. He wanted to try Trigger Point Therapy first and since he had such great results he didn’t need another injection.


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