Home based therapy provides the greatest improvements for first-time lumbar disc surgery
Clinic-based training in comparison to home-based training after first-time lumbar disc surgery: A randomised controlled trialEur Spine J. 2009 Mar;18(3):398-409. Epub 2008 Nov 20
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59 patients without comorbidities, undergoing their first lumbar disc surgical procedure, were randomized to receive either clinic based therapy with a behavioral component or a home-based exercise therapy. The results from this study indicated no differences at 3 months; however, at 1 year post-operative follow-up, the back pain and quality of life was significantly lower in the home based progra...
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