Massage and Analgesia Reduce Pain Intensity in Postthoracic Surgery Adults

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluated the effect of massage on acute pain in critically and acutely ill adults post-thoracic surgery.

The authors assessed 12 randomized controlled trials that compared massage to control/sham massage or standard care alone.

The authors found that patients receiving massage with analgesia reported less pain compared to control/sham massage and standard care groups. The authors conclude that massage, in addition to pharmacological analgesia, reduces acute post-cardiac surgery pain intensity.

Read the abstract at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28619390.

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