These recurrences could possibly be more costly than the first occurrence, and can be as debilitating as the initial episode. Clear evidence suggests that the effectiveness of exercise therapies can reduce nonspecific LBP.
Exercise programs were separated into two kinds of interventions.
- Treatment interventions
– General exercises
– Promotion of physical activity
– Multifidus muscle exercises
– McKenzie exercises
- Post treatment / Home exercise program
– Stretching and strengthening exercises with back, abdomen, and lower limbs
– Relaxation exercises
Studies on these two treatments showed a significant decrease in recurrence when post treatment intervention is used. 33% in the post intervention group had recurrent LBP versus 67% recurrence with no post intervention.
Physical Therapist Assistant Student – State College of Florida