Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Massage eases low back pain in randomized controlled trial.

Seems obvious, right?  Well, how about some tangible evidence.  Read about the study the here.

.."The bottom line: 'We found the benefits of massage are about as strong as those reported for other effective treatments: medications, acupuncture, exercise, and yoga,' Dr. Cherkin said. 'And massage is at least as safe as other treatment options....'.  

At LEAST as safe?  How about the fact that each year, the side effects of long-term NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths by some estimates?  Do you want to risk your health in this manner, or do you think you would be better off trying the non-toxic route with massage therapy?


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