While experiencing pain is sometimes unavoidable, living with chronic pain doesn’t have to be a regular part of your life. Tired of popping pills when an old injury flares up? Don’t want to take the risk of becoming dependent on pain medication?
Research continues to provide information about the benefits of massage in treating a variety of illnesses and conditions. This article reviews recent advances in the study of pain treatments and the use of massage.
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A leading scientific journal, Pain Medicine, recently published a series of research articles on the effectiveness of massage in reducing pain for a variety of conditions, including cancer and post-surgical pain.
Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron, a professor at National University of Health Sciences who co-authored the journal series, says: “These articles will go a long way in promoting massage therapy as an evidence-based approach to pain management.”