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A 18-year-old male asked:

i'm having some back pain from day to day activities can a back massage help relive the pain?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Acute back strains may take 4-6 weeks to resolve on their own. If it continues beyond that and or any added symptoms, please see a doctor.
Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology 13 years experience
Yes: Massage can be very good. If it persists, see a physical therapist and they can help with stretches and strength building exercises.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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