Neck pain is persistent or recurrent condition with chronic or persistent neck pain affecting upto 1 in 5 of the population. Most people do not experience a complete resolution of symptoms with 50 – 80% reporting episodes of neck pain within 1 – 5 years. The Bone & Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and it’s Associated Disorders have recently published a report redefining neck pain and it’s management. This report is the culmination of 7 years work from more than 50 researchers from 9 countries and 19 different clinical and scientific disciplines. The great majority of patients have been found to have Grade 1 or 2 neck pain. Massage has been confirmed as a “treatment worth considering” for patients suffering Grade 1 or 2 neck pain.
Sun 10 Sep 17
4 out of 5 people will suffer low back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for absence from work and is also one of the most common reasons for someone to visit their GP. Back conditions frequently have an adverse effect on health influence on health and quality of life for many individuals and can limit daily activities. There is now research demonstrating that massage is more effective than usual medical interventions in improving pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain.Read More