Managing Your Pain

4 Surprising Cures for Back Pain

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Massage

Chronic low back pain sufferers who got weekly massages reported less pain after 10 weeks than those who didn’t, according to another Annals of Internal Medicine study.

If your pain is muscle-related (say, due to tight hamstrings) it might be worth a try, says Heidi Prather, DO, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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