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5 2011 (BMJ Publishing Group) -- Source: Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Kahn J, et al. Comparison of the effects of 2 types
of massage and usual care on chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011; 155:
Accourding to the British Medical Journal published report, Massage
helps people make a quicker recovery from long-term back pain, a new study has found. Back pain eventually went away for people
who didn't have massage, but it took them around 26 weeks to recover instead of 10.
Each year around 5 million people go to their GP with back pain. Several treatments
seem to help, including exercises, painkillers, and spinal manipulation. People often try several
treatments before they find something that works for them.
A new study has looked at whether massage can help people
with long-term back pain.
New Study Reviews Science Behind Efficacy Of Biofield Therapies - Reiki, Therapeutic Touch And Healing Touch
which claim to use subtle energy to stimulate the body's healing process, are promising complementary interventions for
reducing the intensity of pain in a number of conditions, reducing anxiety for hospitalized patients
and reducing agitated behaviors in dementia, over and above what standard treatments can achieve. However,
longer-term effects are less clear.