How Does Massage Therapy Relieve Sciatic Pain?

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According to a study conducted among 400 patients with low back pain, patients who received a massage reported less pain and improved functioning. It is suggested that massage can be effective in relieving sciatic pain. How effective massage therapy is for sciatic pain? It helps alleviate nerve pain in two ways:
  1. Massage therapy loosens those tight lower back muscles which can place stress on nerve roots, and helps prevent pinching or irritation.
  2. A massage encourages the release of pain-fighting endorphins, providing temporary relief from symptoms like the throbbing pain in your foot or the burning sensation in your leg.
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