Lower Back Pain and the Role of Massage Therapy

$37.00 members / $62.00 nonmembers     2.5 CE credits

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Learn about the populations impacted by lower back pain, as well as specific types, causes and structures involved. Get descriptions of conventional and surgical treatments for this type of pain - and how best to use massage therapy.

Lower Back Pain & Massage Therapy


When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Define populations prone to lower back pain.
  • Describe the structures involved in acute and chronic types of lower back pain. 
  • Discuss conventional and surgical treatments for lower back pain.
  • List intake questions, accommodations, stretching and self-care techniques for lower back pain.
Course expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course approval codes

MS #203


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.

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