Massage Before Pain Killers for Low Back Pain

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy, Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

A research study outlines the benefits of massage therapy  vs. pain medication below in a study of low back pain sufferers.

“Researchers found those who were given a series of relaxation or structural alignment massage were better able to work and be active than those who were given traditional medical care, such as pain pills, muscle relaxants or physical therapy.”

“The beneficial effects of the massage seemed not only to be experienced during the 10-week therapy period, but also to linger for a time following the cessation of therapy.”

Photo credit: M M

Photo credit: M M

To relieve your pain, if you could book yourself in for a relaxing, restorative, therapeutic massage treatment rather than putting chemical compounds in your body, wouldn’t you? The study mentioned above was featured on in the article Massage outperforms meds for low back pain, study finds. Reducing inflammation, flushing fluids and improving circulation in the affected area, muscle relaxation are all ways that massage therapy works to free you from pain, naturally. While this article focused particularly on the low back, massage therapy has body-wide applications and thus, full body benefits.

Low back pain comes with an array of factors, and effects a significant portion of our population.  If you experience low back pain, and have been curious about massage therapy, Vancouver massage therapists are trained to assess and treat low back pain in it’s many forms, with a technical and therapeutic approach. Vancouver Naturopathic Doctors also encourage their patients to remedy the source of pain rather than mask it with pain killers, and represent an excellent avenue to explore through their use of Bowen Therapy and Acupuncture.


Broadway Wellness is a friendly and community focused clinic, offering services in the heart of Fairview – near Broadway & Oak. Our Vancouver clinic was established with a strong foundation in Registered Massage Therapy, and has expanded to encompass Chiropractic Care with Network Spinal Analysis, and Naturopathic Medicine, as a multi-disciplinary clinic.

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