In a previous post, we discussed the use of massage therapy in the treatment of low back pain. Since that post was published, a new endorsement has come out from the American College of Physicians. Their new guidelines recommend massage therapy, yoga, and exercise in the treatment of low back pain. An analysis of more than 150 studies established a preference for treatments that did not use prescription drugs.
To date, ample research has established that massage can decrease low back pain, increase motor ability and range of motion in low back pain sufferers, and decrease the anxiety and depression that often comes with severe or chronic low back pain. And no crazy side effects!
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Read our previous post Massage for Low Back Pain