Clinical Study: Massage for low-back pain.


Thirteen randomized trials were included in this systematic review.


Results suggest that massage might be beneficial for patients with subacute and chronic non-specific low-back pain, especially when combined with exercises and education. However, further studies are needed to confirm these conclusions and to assess the impact of massage on return-to-work, and to determine cost-effectiveness of massage as an intervention for lower back pain.

Link to Study
Furlan AD, Imamura M, Dryden T, Irvin E. Massage for low-back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(2):CD001929.