The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population

@inproceedings{Crawford2016TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population},
  author={Cindy Crawford and Courtney E Boyd and Charmagne F. Paat and Ashley Price and Lea E Xenakis and E. Yang and Weimin Zhang},
  booktitle={Pain medicine},
  year={2016}
}
Purpose Pain is multi-dimensional and may be better addressed through a holistic, biopsychosocial approach. Massage therapy is commonly practiced among patients seeking pain management; however, its efficacy is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis is the first to rigorously assess the quality of massage therapy research and evidence for its… CONTINUE READING