How can I treat lower back pain with massage therapy techniques?

Sure. Many people find relief with massage therapy. Ask questions about the technique your therapist uses, and if it hurts, speak up. Unfortunately, many people only get temporarily relief from massage.
Reduce spasm. Low back pain can lead to muscle spasm and stiffness. Massage therapy can help relax muscles and loosen tight ligaments which ultimately helps reduce pain.

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Is acupuncture or massage therapy more effective for joint and low back pain?

Acupuncture. The cause of your back pain is what will determine what you should do. Both of the approaches you mentioned treat symptoms. You need to find out what is causing your pain. Injury, misuse, over use, congenital. Issues are all possibilities.. Read more...
Both can be. Beneficial. If the back pain was due to muscular problems - then those would both be good options. Acupuncture can often pinpoint care to specific locations. It can also treat an array of conditions beyond muscular issues. Massage and acupuncture can work quite well together. Read more...

I have lower back pain I got treated with physio therapy nothing helped when the pain is intense it goes down my leg what to do?

Pain. You should see your neurologist or doctor to get further evaluated (e.g., imaging studies) if not done already and to determine a different medication that will help more. Read more...

Does inversion therapy work in treating lower back pain?

Sometimes. Inversion therapy can help relieve symptoms of back pain by creating some more space between the vertebrae, be careful not to overstretch your spine. Check with your physician before using an inversion device. Read more...
Yes. traction helps! I recommend these devices which provide controlled traction for the lumbar and thoracic spines.Consider the alternatives: 1.Traction in a hospital bed. Trust me, the nurses are no longer taught how to do this, and the pulleys and weights would be nowhere to be found. 2.Vax-d, utilized frequently by chiropractors.This device provides precise lumbar traction, but at a price. 3. Gravity inversion $99. Read more...

Can you let me know is inversion therapy (hanging upside down) a good cure for lower back pain?

Not a cure. It can be a useful part of a guided program for chronic low back pain in some cases. When done correctly, it can decompress parts of the spine, in a way similar to a physical therapist performing traction exercises. I would get guidance on this activity from your doctor or therapist, . Read more...

Thoughts? Could physical therapy help my lower back pain?

Very likely.... Most adults will have back pain at some point in their lifetime. Common causes are musculoskeletal, strains, sprains, etc. In the absence of any neurological issues (ie. Muscle weakness) initial treatment includes: nsaid's (like ibuprofen), activity modification, stretching, and physical therapy. See your pcp for a prescription..... Read more...
Very likely. Regardless of cause, appropriate treatment can really make a difference. But recommend you be proactive, and have therapist teach you a home maintenance/stabilization approach. My favorites are the mckenzie lumbar spine exercises. Read more...

What are the best therapies for lower back pain (s.I. Joint pain)?

Step wise approach. Sometimes a si joint problem will respond to ice and anti-inflammatories, if not then your physician may suggest physical therapy and a si belt to provide stability to the joint. Occasionally, if these treatments do not work an injection may provide relief. Read more...
Several. Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. Read more...

What are some non-pharmacological therapies that I can use to relieve my lower back pain?

Therapy. There is good evidence that acupuncture, exercise therapy, Behavioral therapy, spinal manipulation and Viniyoga (a type of yoga) are beneficial in chronic back pain. Be certain you see a physician to rule out possible serious causes of back pain (aka red flags). Read more...

Is there physical therapy for lower back pain?

Yes!!! here's a You Tube video I produced with our physical therapists... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU and here is a more in depth academic paper, with theory, "A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812831/ Read more...