Low Back Pain is one of the most common ailments for people of all walks of life. It truly can affect anyone. The most common muscles responsible for Low Back Pain are the Quadratus Lumborum (QL) and the Gluteus Medius.
There was a new study conducted and it randomly assigned 400 adults with moderate-to-severe Low Back Pain lasting for at least three months to either weekly whole-body massages for relaxation, weekly massages that focused on specific muscle problems around the lower back and hips, or usual care. Usual care was defined as those who could seek other treatment through Doctors, Chiropractors, medications etc.
After 10 weeks, participants in both massage groups reported greater average improvements in pain and functioning compared to those in the usual care group. And the type of massage they received didn’t seem to matter. At the end of the 10-week intervention, 36% and 39% of patients in the massage groups said their pain was nearly or completely gone, compared to 4% in the usual care group.
There are many different types of modalities that can be used for Low Back Pain. Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are the most common. I found that it takes a variety of techniques to get individuals feeling better as quickly as possible. Using Trigger Point Therapy and Cupping are two additional technique tools that I have used a lot with outstanding results.
I encourage you to contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment either by phone or email.
I have some chronic problems with my back and hip and occasionally get massage to help alleviate pain and stiffness. For the most part, I’ve left massages feeling a bit better but not a lot better. The first time I went to see Wayne, however, I was able to sleep through the night without my hip pain waking me up. It was quite a relief to wake up and realize that my hip felt that much better after one session. It gave me hope that I can get my pain under control via massage.
– April H