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The Myth of Stretching to Improve Back Pain

This applies to both patients experiencing pain and those who are focused on prevention. The truth is, there has never been a study that correlates decreased flexibility of musculature with increased back pain. There is also little to no evidence suggesting that static stretching prevents injuries. Clinically, this makes sense. Gymnasts, who are typically exceptionally […]

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Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says

The study, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is published in the July 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the three groups: structural massage, relaxation massage or usual care. Those in the massage groups were […]

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