A recent scientific paper was published that looked at the prevention of low back pain and Id thought I would take the time to write a little bit about it. A link to the paper can be found here
What they did?
They reviewed clinical trials that looked at prevention strategies for low back pain.
What they found?
They concluded that exercise and education with exercise, were effective at for preventing low back pain. However education alone, back belts and shoe insoles do NOT appear to prevent low back pain.
What this means
This an important study as existing guidelines lack clear recommendations on the prevention of back pain and so this study can help to form those recommendations.
What it means at Prime Chiropractic
The Chiropractors at Prime Chiropractic always give education as to what we think is causing your pain (based on our case history and examination findings) and what things you can do to help. We also always give exercises to all of our patients that are appropriate for them. This review supports what we are doing and shows that it helps in the prevention of back pain so we shall continue to do it.
If you would like an appointment with a Chiropractor from Prime Chiropractic to find out what is causing your back pain and the best ways to prevent it then give the clinic a call.