Comparison of Deep Tissue Massage and Therapeutic Massage for Lower Back Pain, Disease Activity, and Functional Capacity of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients: A Randomized Clinical Pilot Study

@article{Romanowski2017ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Deep Tissue Massage and Therapeutic Massage for Lower Back Pain, Disease Activity, and Functional Capacity of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients: A Randomized Clinical Pilot Study},
  author={M. Romanowski and M. {\vS}piritovi{\'c} and R. Rutkowski and A. Dudek and W. Samborski and A. Straburzyńska-Lupa},
  journal={Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM},
  year={2017},
  volume={2017}
}
  • M. Romanowski, M. Špiritović, +3 authors A. Straburzyńska-Lupa
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM
  • Objectives This study aims to compare the effectiveness of deep tissue massage (DTM) and therapeutic massage (TM) in the management of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. Materials and Methods This was a small, randomized clinical pilot study. Subjects were 27 men with diagnosed AS, randomly assigned to DTM group or TM group. Subjects in each group had 10 sessions of massage. Outcomes included the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis… CONTINUE READING
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