Massage for Low Back Pain

Most of us either suffer from low back pain ourselves or know someone who does. It may be the result of muscle tension or strain caused by exercise, injury, obesity, and even poor posture.  Whatever the cause, low back pain can be crippling. Massage targeted at the specific muscles, or muscle groups, which most often lead to lower back pain can do wonders to relieve the pain and increase the range of motion. Often the Quadratus Lumborum, Erector Spinae and the Gluteus muscles are the catalysts for low back pain. A trained therapist can lengthen these tight muscles, release trigger points therein, and often reduce or alleviate the accompanying pain. Moreover, massage increases blood flow and circulation, bringing more nutrients to the affected area and promoting healing.  You should always check with your doctor before massage if you are experiencing severe back pain in order to rule out disc herniation or other serious issues. If you suffer from Lower back pain and need some relief, please make an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Massage as a First Resort for Back Pain

One of the most common reason for doctor visits in the United States is low back pain. The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States.  In their 2017 guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they advise that non-medicinal therapies such as massage should be a first resort for the relief of non-radicular low back pain before resorting to over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers.  With all of the opioid addiction that we read about today it is no wonder that doctors recommend massage as a first resort for low back pain.

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