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Superhero Suffering: Pain Relief Options For Damaged Defenders

by Carla Hudson

If you spend your days in a quiet newspaper office, but spend your nights fighting crime with both your physical strength and super-human abilities, chances are you're going to wake up sore in the morning. However, your desk job is your cover, and you can't risk losing it just because some villain tried to take over Manhattan. Instead of taking a rest, you'll need to look into some pain management options so that you can be ready when the world needs to be saved. 

Mighty Massage Therapy

When you ended up punching that demigod in the face last month (repeatedly) it probably did a number on your arms, and even your back. You'd be amazed how many muscles get overworked in the superhero business. Also, your desk job probably means that not all your pain comes from fighting crime--just sitting in a chair all day can cause your neck and shoulders to become tense. 

Massage therapy is a great, non-invasive treatment for overused muscles. Your muscles have the amazing ability to get stronger and better at the things you do the most. This is almost always a good thing. But, when you use the same muscle to do the same thing over and over, it starts to become permanently tense, almost as a short cut. Most muscle soreness is, therefore, caused by your muscles refusing to relax. You massage therapist will help reset these areas of tension.

Honestly, if you're set on staying in the vigilante line of work, you should probably make regular appointments with a therapist.  

Amazing Acupuncture

You might not be into the alternative Chinese medicine scene, but acupuncture should be the exception to the rule. In the crime-fighting lifestyle, you might sustain injuries that lead to chronic pain. For example, if you fall from a twenty story building, you might just walk away (because, well, you're super-human) but the internal damage can lead to scar tissue and loss of cartilage--leading to daily chronic pain.  

Acupuncture can do wonders for those who have long-term injuries and deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. One study showed that after six weeks, patients reported their pain lessened by a third, and had gained back over 10% of their ability to move freely. 

Cracking Chiropractor (no pun intended...)

Even though you always win the fight the save the world, you still end up taking a few hits, leaving your body a little worse off than before. A chiropractor is trained to help balance your body after trauma. Trauma inflicted on the body causes subluxations-- shifts in joints and vertebrae that can pinch nerves or cause soreness.

A simple adjustment from a chiropractor puts your joints back into place, often relieving pressure on the nerves and allowing muscles (which have been stretched unnaturally due to the misalignment) to relax. 

Foe-Fighting Psychologist

Finally, not all physical pain has a physical cause. Most superheroes have memories of battle or of childhood that can cause deep emotional scarring and stress. Even though emotional stress may not seem to be the source of your pain, it has the potential to raise the levels of adrenaline and cortisol in your bloodstream. These hormones cause your heart to beat faster and your muscles to tense. If emotions cause you stress regularly, it means your body is working overtime physically to fight the threat-- leading to pain. 

According to one study, just under half of all people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder also suffer from chronic pain due the ensuing anxiety. Seeing a psychologist to help work through difficult memories and experiences will keep your mind sound and your body ready when it actually does need to fight back. 

If your pain still persists, you should contact a pain specialist to help pin down the root of the problem. After all, you have people and places to save by night, and great newspaper headlines to write by day. You can't let pain stop you, because then who stop the villains who want to destroy the world?

To learn more about pain management, visit http://www.illinoispain.com.