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Back pain is a condition on which a lot of massage therapy research has been conducted, and for good reason. Back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability 1 and one of the top reasons people seek out massage therapy. A recent study in Pain Medicine highlights real-world massage therapy for chronic low-back pain and found outcomes beneficial for study participants. 2 The study was conducted at the University of Kentucky and examined massage therapy for pain with disability and health-related quality of life in primary care patients with chronic low-back pain. 44 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k n o v e m b e r / d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 7 education SOMATIC RESEARCH Real-World Massage Research … and Massage Therapist Involvement By Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, PhD

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