The use of a back class teaching extension exercises in the treatment of acute low back pain in primary care.

@article{Underwood1998TheUO,
  title={The use of a back class teaching extension exercises in the treatment of acute low back pain in primary care.},
  author={Martin Underwood and Justin Morgan},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={9-15}
}
BACKGROUND Back extension exercises are commonly recommended to treat acute low back pain. Evidence of their beneficial effect is, however, weak. OBJECTIVES We aimed to demonstrate a benefit of teaching back extension exercises in addition to usual GP care for acute low back pain. METHODS Patients with acute simple low back pain of less than 28 days duration, presenting to a GP, were randomized either to attend a back class or to receive conventional management. Outcome was measured using… CONTINUE READING

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