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How would one give a targeted massage for lower back pain?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Anatomy

Look online or at an anatomy book.
See the direction of the muscles. Study the insertions and actions. Try to make your massage follow the contour of the muscles stretching from one end to the other. How deep and how hard you massage is dependent on pain tolerance- slow and purposeful movement helps. Warm the back first with a hot bath or shower.

In brief: Anatomy

Look online or at an anatomy book.
See the direction of the muscles. Study the insertions and actions. Try to make your massage follow the contour of the muscles stretching from one end to the other. How deep and how hard you massage is dependent on pain tolerance- slow and purposeful movement helps. Warm the back first with a hot bath or shower.
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