A foam roller can be a great massage tool when used properly. Some of the benefits are:
- Decreasing back stiffness/tightness
- Reducing muscle spasm
- Better posture
Using a foam roller may even help to reduce back pain. Some of my patients have great results when using a roller properly and not too forcefully.
In this video I explain how to use a roller and why it is important to be careful when using it to massage your spine.
Note: Avoid using a foam roller for massage if you have acute back pain.