Massage Therapy for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Research released in July 2011 expanded on previous studies demonstrating the effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Researchers found that “patients receiving massage were twice as likely as those receiving usual care to report significant improvements in both their pain and function”. The study was conducted over 10 weeks through Group Health Research Institute.
•Participants had a 60-minute massage once a week for 10 weeks.
•Massage patients also said they reduced the amount of over the counter anti-inflammatory medications they took.
To learn more about how our massage therapists can help with your back pain, please review our page on Massage Therapy for Back Pain.
About the Study:
Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Kahn J, Wellman R, Cook AJ, Johnson E, Erro J, Delaney K, Deyo RA. A comparison of the effects of 2 types of massage and usual care on chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial.
Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jul 5;155(1):1-9.