What is the efficacy of exercise programs for the treatment of low back pain (LBP)?

Updated: Aug 22, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Sertpoyraz et al compared isokinetic and standard exercise programs for cLBP. Pain, mobility, disability, psychological status, and muscle strength were measured. Forty patients were randomly assigned to a program that took place in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic. The results showed no statistically significant difference in effect between the 2 programs. [281]

Researchers considered training individuals to complete five test exercises for the reduction of low back pain. They found the ability to complete/not complete the exercises correlated statistically and significantly with a higher LBP absence/presence in a general working population. [282] Randomized trials are recommended to establish the potential efficacy of exercise-based approaches in the management of low back pain.


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