News from Annals of Internal Medicine – Massage More Effective Than Usual Care for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain

Interesting results from a study of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Congratulations Dan Cherkin and team at Group Health.

Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-07/acop-enf062711.php

While both relaxation and structural massage provided relief and restored function, the researchers suggest that relaxation massage may have a slight advantage over structural massage because it is taught in almost all massage schools, making it more readily accessible and slightly less expensive than structural or other specialized forms of massage.

(via Instapaper)

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2 Responses to News from Annals of Internal Medicine – Massage More Effective Than Usual Care for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain

  1. Most chiropractors already knew this, so it’s exciting to see the research support this.

    • mattyj007 says:

      Hi Joel,
      That’s good to hear.
      As as massage therapist and osteopath I have seen good results using massage for chronic low back back.
      I heard Dr Cherkin present this study at the CIM in Massage therapy conference in Seattle last year.

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