Low-Back Pain? Massage can Help!
According to a February 2014 study in the Scientific World Journal, massage therapy has a positive effect on patients suffering from chronic low-back pain. This is great news for those of us looking for alternative methods of treatment, preferring not to load up on pain killers and other prescription medications. The use of massage therapy showed similar results as anti-inflammatory drugs did on patients suffering from the same condition.
Americans spent about $50 billion last year on low-back pain—most commonly caused by job-related disabilities—according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Not only is massage therapy cheaper than medical doctors, it can be as effective. In the 2014 study, the pain level was significantly reduced in the patients receiving regular massage treatment.
If you’ve ever considered a career in the healthcare industry and have a sincere desire to help others, massage therapy could be a good profession for you. If you’d like more information about The Soma Institute’s 11 and 15-month course, give an admissions representative a call at 1-800-694-5314.