What’s The Difference Between Pain Relief and Pain Management?

Is there a difference between pain management and pain relief?

You often hear about “pain management clinics.”  When do you hear about “pain relief clinics?”

Sometimes people have a pain issue which can only be managed; it is not going to go away.  Instances might be cancer or a nerve which is entangled in a cyst.  There is pain.  It won’t be going away.  But it can be managed with drugs so the person can feel more comfortable.

But lots of times people have a type of pain which is caused by muscles or other soft tissue and which can be treated successfully.  Those people can truly have pain relief.

The problem is that most doctors don’t learn about the roles of soft tissues and muscles when they are in medical school or afterward.  And muscles are to blame for a huge proportion of our pain.

And muscles are treatable with pressure, touch or manual manipulations.  Massage therapy incorporates all of those.

But can all massage therapists provide pain relief?

Nope.

But most can Continue reading

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