The clinical effects of intensive, specific exercise on chronic low back pain: a controlled study of 895 consecutive patients with 1-year follow up.

@article{Nelson1995TheCE,
  title={The clinical effects of intensive, specific exercise on chronic low back pain: a controlled study of 895 consecutive patients with 1-year follow up.},
  author={Brian Nelson and Eamon B. O’Reilly and M. R. Miller and Mary-Ellen Hogan and J A Wegner and Clare Kelly},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={
          971-81
        }
}
Eight hundred ninety-five consecutive chronic low back pain patients were evaluated. Six hundred twenty-seven completed the program. One hundred sixty-one began, but dropped out, and 107 were recommended for treatment but did not undergo treatment for various reasons. Average duration of symptoms prior to evaluation was 26 months. Forty-seven percent of patients were workers' compensation patients. The primary treatment was intensive, specific exercise using firm pelvic stabilization to isolate… 
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