Stabilization exercises appear superior to McKenzie exercises for chronic LBP
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 PainJ Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Dec;25(12):1541-5. doi: 10.1589/jpts.25.1541. Epub 2014 Jan 8.
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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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