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Hippocrates Health Institute's Dr. Brian Clement explains how therapeutic massage can alleviate chronic back pain


MASSAGE THERAPY

FOR BACK PAIN

The Journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians reports that when controlled studies tested the effects of therapeutic massage, it was found that people experiencing back pain received greater relief from soft tissue manipulation and massage than from a placebo.

When a study in the International Journal of Neuroscience compared massage therapy to muscle relaxation, the group of test subjects who received massage reported feeling less anxiety, pain and depression than people in the other group.


BACK PAIN IS A

BIG PROBLEM

Back pain happens to almost everyone at some point. In fact, when looking for information on massage, more people search for "back massage" than for shoulders, knees, hands, neck or any other part of the body.

Your back has so many hard-working muscles and ligaments that it's easy to experience strain and pain in different areas throughout your life. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. And the American Chiropractic Association estimates that eight of every ten people are troubled by back pain at some point.


FINDING RELIEF WITH

MASSAGE THEARAPY

Massage can help alleviate the muscle spasms which occur when your rib or thoracic joints lose mobility, thereby helping those joints function better. It's even possible to increase the mobility of your sacroiliac joint or tailbone by massaging the gluteal muscles and releasing tension in the tissues.

Along with enhancing other types of medical treatment, back massage therapy can provide significant relief of incidental or chronic pain. Whether chronic pain is due to limited mobility of the vertebral, pelvic and rib joints or to compression of nerves through muscle spasm, disease or structural dysfunction, it helps to get a professional massage from an therapist experienced in back massage.


A PROACTIVE ROLE

IN HEALTH

regular massage therapy helps you take a proactive role in improving your overall health, by helping your body maintain a higher level of relaxation. This helps reduce stress, improve sleep and increase the endorphins that act as natural mood boosters.

Your body can function better after a massage because of increased circulation, which brings newly oxygenated blood to your muscles and transports metabolic waste away from your internal organs. Back massage therapy also provides greater flexibility, since relaxed muscles and limber joints allow for improved range of motion.