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Have back pain, diabetics. Have pacemaker. No medication. CAn massage been done for back pain?

Hi I went to massage school but am not licensed yet, my neighbor had a pacemaker put in after having knee survey and his heart stopping on the surgery table. I know he also has diabetes not sure what else, but he asked if I could massage him because he is having back pain. Can I massage him or should I decline I would not want something bad to happen? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks forposting your query.
As you have not licence of massage therapist. I advice you to not to do massage , knowing his other problems.
You should decline for this and refer him to at right person who will expert in dealing with back pain like orthopaedic Surgeon or spine surgeon who can suggest him best treatment after thorough evaluation.
Hope this will helps you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Mukesh Tiwari's  Response
Welcome at HCM.
As you have still not revived license as massage therapist so my sincere advice is to not to give treatment to that person.You should direct that person to other expert who is having proper license.

Hope this will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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