H. Hooshmand, M.D.
Neurological Associate Pain Management Center
1255 37th Street, Suite B
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Massage therapy is practically
indispensable for the treatment of CRPS/RSD, especially if the patient is
undergoing trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks, and paravertebral
nerve blocks. Applying massage therapy immediately after having the above
mentioned nerve blocks disseminates the irritating chemicals (e.g., nitric
oxide, substance P, and CGRP) away from the area that the nerve block insertion
has released the encapsulated chemicals and thus helps the elimination of the
irritating chemicals by massage as well as application of moist heat. This is
similar to trying to clean a swimming pool that has not been touched for a year.
Obviously, the pool is full of residuals of chemicals that have been accumulated
in the pool. It is not enough to partially clean the toxic chemicals, but it
also needs the flushing of the chemicals out of the pool. The massage does the
job of flushing of the chemicals out of the encapsulated areas making the
chemicals accessible to capillaries, which absorb the chemicals and excrete them
through the kidneys.
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