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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
Non-specific low back pain refers to any type of back pain in the low back (Lumbar) region that does not have a specific cause.
Non-specific low back pain can be caused by:
Registered Massage Therapists may help:
A recent study found that massage was better than active controls for pain both in the short and long-term.
Furlan AD, Giraldo M, Baskwill A, Irvin E, Imamura M. Massage for low back pain (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD001929