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Efficacy of trunk balance exercises for individuals with chronic low back pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy of trunk balance exercises for individuals with chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Aug;41(8):542-52

Contributing Authors: R Gatti S Faccendini A Tettamanti M Barbero A Balestri G Calori

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Synopsis

79 patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP) were randomized to receive treatment based upon either trunk balance exercises (experimental) or strengthening exercises (control). Both groups also underwent alongside standard trunk flexibility exercises. The results from 6 week follow-up indicated that individuals who underwent trunk exercises displayed significantly better disability, quality of...

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