A Pain in the Neck

Massage: A pain in the neck ? Massage can relieve neck pain if it’s done often by professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research. One-hour session two or three times a week appear to be best, said scientific investigator at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. Her study, which tested the effect of a month of massage, is published in the March/April issues of the Annals of Family Medicine. Persistent neck pain is common and stems from numerous causes – car accident, sleeping in awkward positions or appending hours hunched over a computer, among them, Sherman said. Doctors often recommend anti-inflammatory medicines, but these.