Spine stabilisation exercises in the treatment of chronic low back pain: a good clinical outcome is not associated with improved abdominal muscle function

@article{Mannion2012SpineSE,
  title={Spine stabilisation exercises in the treatment of chronic low back pain: a good clinical outcome is not associated with improved abdominal muscle function},
  author={Anne Frances Mannion and Filomena Caporaso and Natascha Pulkovski and Haiko Sprott},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1301-1310}
}
Various studies have shown that spine stabilisation exercise therapy elicits improvements in symptoms/disability in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (cLBP). However, few have corroborated the intended mechanism of action by examining whether clinical improvements (1) are greater in patients with functional deficits of the targeted muscles and (2) correlate with post-treatment improvements in abdominal muscle function. Pre and directly after 9 weeks’ therapy, 32 cLBP patients (44… CONTINUE READING
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