How do people with chronic low back pain perceive specific and general exercise? A mixed methods survey

Review written by Dr Sarah Haag info

Key Points

  1. Participants in this study perceived specific exercises to be more beneficial for treating low back pain, which does not align with the current evidence around exercise and chronic low back pain.
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a very common condition that many people will experience at some point in their lifespan. As such, CLBP is a very common presentation to healthcare clinicians.

The purpose of this study was to explore if low back specific exercises were perceived as more beneficial for CLBP than general exercises and to explore how general loading/spinal flexion exercises were perceived by people with CLBP.

Chronic low back pain is a very common condition that many people will experience at some point in their lifespan.
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Addressing patient beliefs and expectations is an important part of a biopsychosocial approach to care for chronic low back pain.

METHODS

  • An anonymous Quatlrics survey was used to collect demographic information, engagement with healthcare, current exercise status, and pain intensity via a visual analogue scale.
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