Motor control, sling, and general exercises equally effective for chronic back pain
Motor control exercises, sling exercises, and general exercises for patients with chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-upPhys Ther. 2010 Oct;90(10):1426-40. Epub 2010 Jul 29.
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109 patients with chronic low back pain of greater than 3 months of duration were randomized to different exercise regimens. The study aimed to compare the effects of motor control exercises, sling exercises, or general exercises. At 1 year follow up, similar outcomes were seen in terms of pain, disability, trunk flexibility, and fear-avoidance between all three exercise types.
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