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Techniques of physical manipulation
·Massage therapy.

It seems that the large majority (80 %) of the people who use the massage therapy consider this approach extremely effective.   The principal advantages of the massage are that it reduces the stress and improves blood circulation. The intensity of the massages will have to be progressive and be adapted according to the localization of the pains.   A study randomized comprising 52 patients showed that the group having received the massages compared felt less pain to the placebo group, which resulted in to decrease the consumption of analgesics.   However, three months after the end of the treatment, this beneficial effect disappeared. Conclusion: they need long-term treatments.





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