Prevention of low back pain with excercise

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Prevention of low back pain with excercise

A medical literature postulates that exercise may reduce low back risk either given in alone or in collaboration with education. In accordance with an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, Daniel Steffens, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney, Australia, and coauthors discovered 23 published reports met their inclusion criteria (30,850 participants from 21 different randomized clinical trials).

Researchers investigated that moderate-quality evidence recommends the risk of an episode of low back pain reduces when exercise combined with education and low back pain risk and the use of sick leave may reduce with the aid of low- to very low-quality evidence as per exercise alone. Education alone, back belts and shoe inserts are the other interventions which not related in the reduction of low back pain.

"Although our review found evidence for both exercise alone (35 percent risk reduction for an LBP [low back pain] episode and 78 percent risk reduction for sick leave) and for exercise and education (45 percent risk reduction for an LBP episode) for the prevention of LBP up to one year, we also found the effect size reduced (exercise and education) or disappeared (exercise alone) in the longer term (> 1 year). This finding raises the important issue that, for exercise to remain protective against future LBP, it is likely that ongoing exercise is required," the study conclusion.

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