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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is it good to get a professional massage on a regular? i played sports for many years and having small amounts of back pain

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: If you can afford it. Sure feels good.
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Back pain: Professional massage is generally a relatively benign treatment, as long as it is not being done overly aggressively. If it is helping your pain then no problem with continuing. For minor back pain i would also recommend core exercises and strengthening as well as regular activity/exercise.

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Last updated Apr 12, 2013

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