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Massage Therapy Compared to Medical Care for Chronic Back Pain

The Best Treatment for Back Pain According to the Best Evidence

The vast majority of back pain is functional- meaning the pain is because the back is not functioning correctly.  Accordingly, it makes since that back pain treatment strategies should focus on discovering and addressing the movement-related back pain. Unfortunately, many people with back pain are over diagnosed with a structural problem (such as scoliosis, spine […]

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The Art and Science of Treatment Selection

As one who treats the movement systems (neuromusculoskeletal), I have several tools at my disposal: joint mobilization, spine and joint manipulation, soft tissue manual therapy, stretching, stabilization exercises, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, kinesiotaping, athletic taping, ice massage, traction, corrective exercise, education, listening, and encouraging (to name a few).  The problem is that some people assume […]

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Will Back Pain Go Away on Its Own?

Until recently, researchers believed that back pain will “heal” on its own. We have learned, however, that this is not always true. When back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily but will most likely return. For more than 33% of people who experience low-back pain, the pain lasts for more than 30 […]

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What Causes Back Pain?

Most cases of back pain are mechanical; they are not caused by critical conditions (such as infection, fracture, aneurism, or cancer) or organ disease (such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, uterine problems).  Since back pain can have a variety of causes an careful examination and diagnosis is essential. The back is a complicated […]

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