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ACE Report #6026
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Stabilization exercises appear superior to McKenzie exercises for chronic LBP

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

The Effects of Stabilization and Mckenzie Exercises on Transverse Abdominis and Multifidus Muscle Thickness, Pain, and Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial in NonSpecific Chronic Low Back Pain

J Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Dec;25(12):1541-5. doi: 10.1589/jpts.25.1541. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

Contributing Authors: M Hosseinifar M Akbari H Behtash M Amiri J Sarrafzadeh

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37 patients with chronic low back pain were randomly allocated to undergo stabilization exercise or McKenzie training to compare the efficacy of both treatments. Outcomes of interest included pain, disability, and muscle thickness at rest and during contraction. An analysis of results revealed that stabilization exercise reduced pain and disability, and increased the thickness of the transverse ab...

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