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2011-07-06 06:18:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to this study. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, it found  both types of massage worked well, with few side effects. "We found that massage helps people with back pain to function even after six months," trial leader Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute, was quoted as saying. Better function means they are...

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2011-07-05 10:46:11

Annals of Internal Medicine trial compared massage types at Group Health Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects. "We found that massage helps people with back pain to function even after six months,"...

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2009-05-12 07:23:07

But penetrating skin and tailoring treatment may not be responsible for benefits Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine. But the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) trial raises questions about how the ancient practice actually works. Compared to the group...


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