For Back Pain, Physicians Say Try Massage Before Pills

..Title of Brandon Twyford’s article in ABMP’s latest edition of Massage and Bodywork. His research uncovered brand new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP). They recommend exercise, yoga, or massage before medication for acute low-back pain! ACP’s president says that back pain that does not radiate down the legs or cause numbness usually goes away on its own. The guidelines suggest massage, heat wraps, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation. A PCP and associate professor at Harvard Medical School also relayed the new guidelines, since they move away from a quick, simple fix to involve lifestyle changes, as a needed change!