If youâ€™ve ever forgotten to keep an appointment or pay a bill, youâ€™ve experienced what researchers refer to as compromised prospective memory. This process of remembering to do something at a future time was the subject of a new research study reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, and the results may surprise you.
British researchers discovered that lower back pain directly affects your prospective memory. They studied 100 subjects, half of whom suffered from chronic back pain. Those who experienced pain showed significant impairment in their short term prospective memories.
The research team believes that the effects are due to the link between pain and stress. It is well known that stress has a negative impact on cognitive function. These results are highly significant, especially given the fact that 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given time.
The good news is that most back pain is treatable through massage. Numerous studies, such as those conducted at the Center for Health Studies in Seattle, Washington, have demonstrated the effectiveness of this therapy. As an added benefit, massage also works to reduce stress!
If you, or someone you love, are experiencing back pain I urge you to look into getting a massager. The units available today are of professional quality and are designed to deliver optimal results. To learn more about these units or to read more free articles on this topic visit www.AllAboutMassagers.com.