As this fall season winds up, football is in full swing, the weather is turning cooler, and the leaves will change beautiful colors. Once those leaves fall, however, someone needs to rake them. And that outside furniture and recreational equipment needs to be stored before winter. These activities can be stressful on your back and cause a flare up for those with chronic back pain. Massage therapy can help—with the back pain, that is.
Researchers concluded massage has a positive effect on clients with chronic low-back pain and propose that the use of massage causes fast therapeutic results and that, in practice, it could help to reduce the use of anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of chronic low-back pain.