Massage gun for back pain - how can it help?

Back pain can be completely debilitating. It can stop you doing even the simplest of tasks, never mind training or taking part in sport. Luckily, a muscle gun can offer the quick relief you need to manage the discomfort and get on with your day.

Massage gun for back pain

Are massage guns good for lower back pain?

Absolutely. They’re great for easing tight, sore muscles in the lower back and are incredibly versatile.

Anyone suffering from muscular troubles – from people who spend their days sat at a desk, to professional athletes who see their performance blocked by back pain – can benefit from the percussive massage they get from a massage gun.

But there’s a word of warning when using a massage gun for back pain; if the pain is severe, or you have conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or osteoporosis, check with your doctor before treating your lower back area. Also, avoid contact with bony or bruised areas of the back or any wounds.

How does a massage gun help lower back pain?

Muscle guns, like our MuscleGun Carbon massage gun, deliver short bursts of pressure into your lower back muscles. This increases blood flow to the area which in turn reduces tightness, promotes healing and most importantly of all, eases the pain you feel.

Here’s how simple it is to use a muscle gun for back pain:

  • Choose the right attachment (we find that the ball attachment works wonders for the lower back) and insert it into the device.
  • Using the control panel on the top of your device, choose your desired speed setting. Again, for the lower back area try setting three.
  • In a sweeping motion, gently float the device up and down the lower back muscles. Repeat back and forth for two minutes on each side.
  • Gradually apply more pressure or increase the speed if needed. Continue alternating from side to side until you feel the tension and pain ease.

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