Multifidus muscle recovery is not automatic after resolution of acute, first-episode low back pain.


STUDY DESIGN A clinical study was conducted on 39 patients with acute, first-episode, unilateral low back pain and unilateral, segmental inhibition of the multifidus muscle. Patients were allocated randomly to a control or treatment group. OBJECTIVES To document the natural course of lumber multifidus recovery and to evaluate the effectiveness of specific… (More)