Generally speaking, about 80% of the adults aged 30 to 60 in the United States have reported suffering from lower back pain at some time in their lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is a leading contributor to missed work days and job-related disability. Men and women report lower back pain in roughly equal numbers. While younger adults can suffer from low back pain, the condition tends to be more common among people in their 50’s and 60’s.
No matter what the causes, clients who seek massage therapy to help alleviate their lower back pain are making a wise choice. A research study published in Scientific World Journal in February 2014 showed massage therapy can be of significant help to people with lower back pain, leading to faster recovery and allowing them to reduce their need for anti-inflammatory drugs.