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bibliography * The PainScience Bibliography contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers and others sources, like a specialized blog. This page is about a single scientific paper in the bibliography, Oppel 2000.

Is massage therapy genuinely effective?

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Oppel L. Is massage therapy genuinely effective? CMAJ. 2000 Oct;163(8):953; author reply 953–4. PubMed #11068563.
Tags: massage, back pain, manual therapy, treatment, pain problems, spine

PainSci summary of Oppel 2000?This page is one of thousands in the PainScience.com bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focused on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided at the bottom of the page, as often as possible.

A strong critical response to Preyde, pointing out serious flaws that negate the seemingly positive results. Some of the same criticisms are also perfectly applicable to the much more influential 2011 trial of massage for back pain by Cherkin et al.

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