Back pain is an extremely common condition, with a huge variety of details and factors, all important for the process of recovery.


Back pain can be either acute or chronic. Acute back pain typically lasts for a few days to a few weeks, and is often the result of a sudden injury or strain. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, lasts for longer periods, usually for more than 3 months, and is often associated with underlying medical conditions such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.

Back pain can range from a mild ache to severe, debilitating pain that can affect your ability to move and perform daily activities. It is a common complaint, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds, and is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.

Back pain often originates from muscle tension due to overuse, prolonged sitting at a desk, or stiffness in the hips. Initially, this muscle tension is a natural response to strain or immobility, and with proper care, it can be released and healed effectively. Massage therapy plays a crucial role in relieving muscle tension and promoting healing at this stage.

However, if the muscle tension becomes chronic, meaning it persists over a long period, the pain can escalate and affect deeper layers, potentially leading to more severe issues such as damage to the joints. Chronic muscle tension can cause the muscles to become tight and inflexible, putting strain on the surrounding structures like ligaments and tendons. Over time, this can contribute to joint dysfunction and increase the risk of injuries or degenerative conditions in the spine.

Therefore, addressing muscle tension early through techniques like massage therapy can prevent the progression of back pain from a muscular level to a more chronic and potentially damaging state. By promoting relaxation, reducing tension, and improving mobility, massage therapy helps alleviate pain and supports the body’s natural healing processes, preventing further complications in the long term.


Is it possible to recover from back pain?

Yes, it is often possible to recover from back pain with the appropriate therapy and lifestyle changes. The exact approach to treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the pain, but it may include a combination of medication, physical therapy, exercise, and lifestyle modifications.

For example, if the back pain is caused by muscle strain or injury, massage therapy can help release tight muscles. Physical therapy may be recommended to help strengthen and stretch the affected muscles and improve mobility. Pain medication or muscle relaxants may also be prescribed to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

In some cases, however, it may not be possible to fully recover from chronic back pain. This can be due to underlying medical conditions such as arthritis or degenerative disc disease, which cannot be cured but can be managed through pain management strategies.

In such cases, the focus of treatment may shift towards improving quality of life and reducing pain and discomfort, rather than aiming for complete recovery. This may involve a combination of massage and physical therapy, pain medication, and lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, improving posture, and avoiding activities that exacerbate the pain. It is important to consult a healthcare professional if you are experiencing back pain, as they can help to identify the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan to manage the pain and improve your overall well-being.

Can Massage help with Back Pain and Tension?

Yes, massage therapy is a popular and effective way to alleviate back pain. By reducing tension in the back muscles, you can release back pain.

During a massage, the therapist uses various techniques to apply pressure to the soft tissues in the back, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This pressure helps to release areas of tightness or knots that may be causing discomfort and pain.

As the therapist works on these areas, they release stubborn fascia and adhesions, causing tension in the muscle tissue. The pressure also stimulates the nervous system, which can help to reduce pain signals sent to the brain. Additionally, the relaxation induced by massage therapy can help to reduce stress and tension in the body, further alleviating pain.

While a single massage session may provide immediate relief from back pain, multiple sessions may be needed to address chronic or severe pain. In some cases, regular massage therapy may even help to prevent the recurrence of back pain. By regularly addressing areas of tension and promoting relaxation, massage therapy can be an effective way to manage and alleviate back pain in the long term.

Can Neu Release Massage help with Back Pain?

Neu Release Massage is extremely effective for helping you recover from back pain. Using a deeper and more targeted approach, our signature Neu Release Massage is deeper and more effective than conventional massage. If you are looking for serious recovery, Neu Release massage is for you.

Maia Spertus LMT

Maia Spertus is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Austin Texas, with a background of experience in Medical Massage, Sports Recovery, Trigger Point release, as well as the traditional practices of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. Through her experience working with people suffering from chronic pain, active athletes, as well as desk jockeys, she is an expert in helping people feel the best in their bodies. She is also a trained yoga teacher, and avid fitness enthusiast herself.