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Writer's Block Jan 31 | Rebuild Your Back

31 Jan 2009 04:11 pm

Writer’s Block Jan 31

January 31, 2009

Back Pain Relief and Massage Therapy

I’ve had several readers write to me over the years and ask my opinion on massage therapy and whether or not I thought it was effective for back pain relief.

Unfortunately, at the time I was unable to answer their questions as completely as I would have liked.

You see the problem with giving an opinion — or being able to recommend a therapy — is that there is quite often a lack of reliable information on the subject. Up until now, we’ve only had anecdotal evidence to suggest that massage therapy helped to reduce pain. And as you know, anecdotal evidence leaves plenty of room for doubt.

However, I recently ran across a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that finally lends some credibility to this very popular technique.

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