Low back pain is very common, but a precise cause is often not found. Researchers found that 60-80% of people will experience uncomplicated back pain at some time in their life.
Non-specific low back pain accounts for over 90% of patients presenting for care and refers to any type of back pain in the low back (Lumbar) region that does not have a specific cause. Some of the causes include:
- Traumatic injury
- Lumbar sprain or strain
- Postural strain
Registered Massage Therapists may help:
- Decrease pain
- Decrease muscle spasm
- Improve function and range of motion
- Provide an exercise program to assist return to full function
A recent study found that massage was better than active controls for pain both in the short and long-term.