A great overview of the efficacy of therapeutic massage following a motor vehicle accident from a radiologist.
Musculoskeletal pain is a common and potentially chronic problem. Many different therapies have been utilized to attempt to treat this condition. Obviously, NSAIDs and other medications have a place in the treatment regimen but may not be completely effective.
Following an automobile accident which caused a whiplash type injury, significant extremity paresthesia in addition to cervical and upper thoracic pain, a colleague suggested that I try massotherapy. Pharmacologic therapies were not providing adequate relief. After consulting with a number of people, I chose John De Salvo and entered a treatment regimen. Within two sessions, the relief was measurable, and I was able to participate in a long-planned golf event.
I recommend consideration of massage therapy as an adjunctive therapy for musculoskeletal pain.
Thomas R. Groner M.D.