|Home||Prevention||Treatment||Products||FAQ & Articles||About Us|
What is Cumulative Trauma Disorder or Repetitive Strain Injury?
Massage & Exercise
Massage is a clinically-proven way to ease muscle tension, to promote circulation, and to manage pain-inducing stress. Self-massage of the upper back/neck throughout the day is very effective, as are regular upper-body and full-body massages.
For self-massage, the Backnobber II tool is effective in releasing tension in tight back muscles. The tool comes with an informative booklet with techniques and exercises for a healthier back. Available from: www.massage-tools.com/backnobber.html. $30
Exercises strengthen the muscles needed to support your back and can be extremely helpful in the treatment of back pain.Back Info/Exercise Websites:
Balance significantly reduces pain, increases strength and agility, and improves your posture. Learn how to place yourself and practice balanced positions in a class under the guidance of a motivating instructor.
The Balance Center
560 Oxford Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Other movement therapies are also helpful in the alleviation of pain. The Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, and Yoga are a few examples.
Questions and Feedback
© 2004, Working Well
Website created by: