Can Massage Alleviate Back Pain?

We all know how great a deep massage feels, especially if the hustle and bustle of daily life has caused you to become stressed and exhausted. But can massage serve as more than just a soothing relaxation technique, and actually help alleviate chronic back or neck pain?

The answer is still somewhat up for debate in the medical community. Massage is typically lumped in with treatments like chiropractics, acupuncture, and others under the label of “alternative” treatments. While the medical community has yet to reach a consensus on the efficacy of these treatments, many chronic back and neck pain sufferers swear by them.

Of course, you should always talk to your doctor before beginning any sort of treatment plan to ensure that you aren’t running the risk of complicating your condition or making your symptoms worse. But the good news is that massage can be a very effective nonsurgical method for managing the chronic pain and other symptoms associated with many degenerative spine conditions.

Has massage or another type of conservative, nonsurgical treatment helped you find relief from chronic back or neck pain? If so, be sure to share your experiences on the Laser Spine Institute Facebook page. Also, if massage and/or other nonsurgical treatments have failed to ease your back or neck pain after several weeks or months, it may be time to explore more advanced treatment options. Contact Laser Spine Institute today to learn more about our state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures that have helped tens of thousands of patients find relief from chronic back and neck pain.

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