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The Problem with the Back Mouse

Anyone who performs bodywork has encountered this situation at one time or another: the client presents with an episode of sharp, severe, low back pain. There may be a history of pain with lifting or prolonged sitting and the pain is usually greater on one side more than the other. The pain may radiate into the buttocks and sacrum and perhaps to the lateral thigh and into the lower extremity. The pain may worsen with extended sitting and with any forward flexion of the spine.

Soleus Muscle Strain

Every April, Boston-area massage therapists see more than the usual amount of people with strained soleus muscles. This injury can be quite painful and last longer than most muscular injuries, and it often occurs in marathoners.