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Massage therapy for low back pain: a systematic review

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Tags: back pain, massage, pain problems, spine, manual therapy, treatment

Three articles on PainSci cite Ernst 1999: (1) Reviews of Pain Professions(2) Does Massage Therapy Work?(3) Complete Guide to Low Back Pain

PainSci notes on Ernst 1999:

This is a review of four studies, all of which were burdened with “major methodological flaws.” It concludes that “Massage seems to have some potential as a therapy for LBP. More investigations of this subject are urgently needed.” (Such as the large study finally published in 2011: see Massage Therapy Kinda, Sorta Works for Back Pain.)

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