Recent estimates show that massage therapy has grown to become a $16 billion industry and is continuing to grow. No longer considered a fringe or alternative mode of treatment, massage therapy is widely thought of as an effective service – often used in tandem with other treatments as part of a multifaceted approach to healing. The National Institutes of Health reports that massage therapy can do everything from reducing back pain to increasing the quality of life for people with depression, [Read More]
Is it Time to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain?
Back pain can be dull or stabbing, and it can stop you in your tracks. One of the most common causes of back pain is a minor injury to a ligament (sprain) or muscle (strain) in your back. Sudden or awkward movements, lifting heavy objects, overdoing physical exercise, or not having any exercise at all, can all lead to back pain. Back pain can set you back, but do you know when it is time to see a doctor for your back pain? Going it On Your Own Overdoing it in the gym or in the garden can [Read More]