Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Stay connected with us

Home > Physical Wellness

Massage Benefits Patients With Lower Back Pain, Study Says [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 12, 2017 10:35 AM EDT
Close
These koalas love getting massages

There are more people who suffer from lower back pain nowadays. There are several reasons why a person would experience this kind of pain. In the meantime, a recent study reveals that massage has certain benefits for lower back pain.

A research that was published in the journal Pain Medicine suggested that massage has a long term benefit for chronic lower back pain. The researchers studied 104 people who were suffering from the pain as reported by the TIME.

These people that were included in the study were referred to by doctors to licensed massage therapists. They went into 10 sessions over 12 weeks. The therapists were free to use any massage program depending on the person being massaged.

In the end, 50 percent of the people who were being studied answered that the pain was relieved by the massage applied to them. The improvement of the condition from the massage lasted longer.

There was still 75 percent of the people from the study who were getting the massage benefits after three months. It seems that this kind of pain in the body can already be eased by a simple massage every time it strikes someone.

Meanwhile, this study can benefit many who are suffering from pain especially in the back part of the body. It is safe for doctors to refer to these patients to try massaging therapy as suggested by the recent study according to the Science Daily.

It is indicated that this type of pain may lead to certain disorders which then may lead to disability for patients. This time, it is noted that people with this type of pain in their body can experience massage benefits at any time.

The research has already been published but it still needs more information to come up with certain suggestions that massage is indeed beneficial to people suffering from back pain.

Get the Most Popular Stories in a Weekly Newsletter
© 2017 Counsel & Heal All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation