Recent MRI shows I have inflammation in my lumbar, along with bulging discs, narrowing, some arthritis, etc that required epidural injections yesterday.
Now I just saw this article (see excerpt below) that makes me feel reluctant on scheduling future therapeutic massage visits. I have had 3 massages (trigger point she called it) and minimal relief, however felt soothing when receiving massage.
Anybody who can share an opinion, please reply.
"Massage Therapy Considerations for Lower Back Pain
By: Beth Mueller, RMT
The muscle spasm should relax in response to the pressure applied by the massage therapist. If the muscle does not relax in response to the pressure, there is usually inflammation present. Massage is not the best treatment option for inflamed muscles, and patients should consult their doctor for treatment for the inflammation."