Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very common, but a precise cause is often not found. Researchers found that 60-80% of people will experience uncomplicated back pain at some time in their life.

Non-specific low back pain accounts for over 90% of patients presenting for care and refers to any type of back pain in the low back (Lumbar) region that does not have a specific cause. Some of the causes include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Lumbar sprain or strain
  • Postural strain

RMT Treatment

Registered Massage Therapists may help:

  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease muscle spasm
  • Improve function and range of motion
  • Provide an exercise program to assist return to full function

A recent study found that massage was better than active controls for pain both in the short and long-term.


Furlan AD, Giraldo M, Baskwill A, Irvin E, Imamura M. Massage for low back pain (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD001929