Massage for Back Pain and its’ Oh-So-Many Causes Part 1

Massage for Back Pain

Massage for Back Pain is one of the leading reason doctors send patients to massage therapy.1 Lower back pain in particular is something we see a lot. A whole lot. In fact it’s the single most cited cause for people coming to me. The second most cited reason in shoulder pain. Problem is that lower back pain has about twenty different causes. Before you can get a massage for back pain, I need to know what kind of back pain I’m massaging. Sounds simple right? A little secret though, is that it’s most likely not your back causing your back pain. There are 12 distinct types of lower back pain and only three have anything to do with low back muscles. But if you want to know the most common cause of back pain… it’s your hamstrings.

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