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Targeted exercise for muscles that support the spine reduces low back pain, Cochrane review shows

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 08 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i84
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Targeted exercise to improve the use and coordination of muscles that support and control the spine is effective in relieving low back pain and improves functioning but no more so than other forms of exercise, a Cochrane review has found.1 It said that the choice of exercise for chronic low back pain should be based on the patient’s or therapist’s preferences.

The review’s authors …

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