Individuals with persistent low back pain can choose from a variety of proven nonsurgical treatments, including: medications, physical therapy, and exercise, to name a few. A 2017 study discussed another therapy for chronic low back pain and sciatica: massage.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers used a real world” strategy that was “ compared to running the study in a managed setting.
More than 50 percent of the research participants reported, “clinically purposeful development” in their low back pain after their massage therapy plan, composed co-first authors William G. Elder, PhD, Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky, and Niki Munk, PhD, LMT, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
“Clinical massage therapy appears to be effective for low back pain, and patients should discuss with their provider and consider clinical massage therapy before attempting high