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Mar28

Exercise & Counseling Reduced Days Off With Back Pain in Recruits

3/28/2013 9:59 am
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

A study published March 2013 in Spine revealed fewer lost work days due to low back pain in military recruits in Finland when treated with exercise and counseling.  791 recruits were followed for six months.  They were instructed to avoid full lumbar flexion and control their lumbar neutral zone (limiting flexion, extension and rotation).  The study provide evidence these preventions decreased missed days, clinic visits for LBP, and the number of severe LBP cases.   This information implies that we should use these  precaution or preventions in our daily lives. We are continuously evaluating new way of approaching and treating patients at our northshore pain clinic.

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