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Lumbar Extensor Exercises Improve Chronic Back Pain

1/24/2013 11:57 am
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

A recent study showed that lumbar exercises improved function in a group of men when done once a week for ten weeks.  The benefits lasted at least 6 months.  The patients has chronic nonspecific low back pain and had MRI’s of the lumbar spine.  Function was measured by questionnaire and a patient specific scale.  Repeat MRI did not show a change in the muscles of the low back after the exercise program.   It is encouraging that  improvement was achieved with a simple cost effective method.

I utilize physical therapy and exercise when appropriate in patient care.  This is a portion of the comprehensive care offered at our northshore clinic.

 

Spine, December 15, 2012

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