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Does using any electronic massager gives temporary relief from

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Does using any electronic massager gives temporary relief from lower back pain?

does doctors advice using them? and if doc advice then can you name any...which one in particular we should purchase.

please suggest

Thanks in advance
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

There is no clinical evidence that electronic massagers help with lower back pain.

mysticdoc :

They may provide temporary relief by producing heat energy which may relax the muscles.

Customer:

Hello Doctor

mysticdoc :

Even if you decide to use it, care should be taken to avoid any skin burn.

mysticdoc :

I do not have any specific recommendation.

Customer:

Thank you for the answer

mysticdoc :

But getting any chaper brand will work the same as more expensive ones.

mysticdoc :

very welcome

Customer:

ok..

Customer:

this question is for my husband.. he feels pain in his lower back

mysticdoc :

ok

Customer:

exercising give him relief for some time

mysticdoc :

yes that is my summary on electronic massager

mysticdoc :

that is more proven.

mysticdoc :

Lower back exercises.

mysticdoc :

physical therapy will help

Customer:

but even at home... pressing the back by hand or hot water bag gives him relief

mysticdoc :

yes that is also ok as it relaxes the tight muscles.

Customer:

so we thought of massager which can make him feel better

Customer:

but need suggestion... shall we purchased such massager or it is not advisable

Customer:

can you suggest any physical therapist in nj.. also can you please name therapy we should go for?

mysticdoc :

the massager is more expensive form --it does the same thing as a heating pad or hot water bottle.

mysticdoc :

it may help loosening the muscle tightness but if not properly used can also cause muscle injury.

Customer:

how much generally they charge

Customer:

?

mysticdoc :

varies from 30 to 300 usd or more

mysticdoc :

cheaper ones are as good as more expensive ones.

Customer:

ok..

Customer:

can name name or any one... does aquatic therapy also helps

Customer:

?

mysticdoc :

aquatic therapy does help and worth while to try

mysticdoc :

Prospera brand of electronic massanger is cheap

Customer:

can you please suggest any therapist physical/aquatic in new jersey?

mysticdoc :

try this link to find one near your place:

Customer:

??

mysticdoc :

type your zip code --it will list PT places with aquatic therapy

Customer:

yes i got it..

Customer:

than you so much doctor for all your help

Customer:

thank you

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

It was my pleasure to help you today.
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sure... many thanks

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