Presenter Information

Rachael Brooks

Date

8-23-2021

Faculty Sponsor

Amy Everitt

Abstract / Description

Chronic pain is often overlooked by our society, the health care system, and by many people until it happens to them. Chronic pain affects physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Western medicine has improved with treating chronic pain, however, considering the person as a whole and how it affects every aspect of their lives needs to be a priority. Nontraditional medicine practices may include massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic. Massage therapy helps many people cope with chronic pain and can reduce pain days per month. When mixing both western and nontraditional medicine together many who struggle with chronic pain have less pain days per month and an improved quality of life.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

COinS
 

Massage Therapy and Chronic Pain: Assessing Client Satisfaction

Chronic pain is often overlooked by our society, the health care system, and by many people until it happens to them. Chronic pain affects physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Western medicine has improved with treating chronic pain, however, considering the person as a whole and how it affects every aspect of their lives needs to be a priority. Nontraditional medicine practices may include massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic. Massage therapy helps many people cope with chronic pain and can reduce pain days per month. When mixing both western and nontraditional medicine together many who struggle with chronic pain have less pain days per month and an improved quality of life.

 

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