Chronic Nonspecific low back pain

Dec 20, 2023
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Having chronic low back pain? Wondering what can be done?. It is simple: Studies over and over again show that physical activity is the best healer.

Chronic nonspecific low back pain is a condition with no distinct etiology to explain the patient’s associated symptoms.

A range of physical activities, including core strengthening, tai chi, and yoga, have been studied for the treatment of nonspecific low back pain.

Physical therapy has been shown to reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.

Guidelines for low back pain recommend avoiding bed rest. They also recommend avoiding lumbar supports or braces for the long-term treatment or prevention of low back pain due to lack of evidence of benefit. Studies have consistently shown that NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen, Naproxyn..) combined with muscle relaxants have no benefit over NSAIDs alone. Interventions such as shoe insoles have shown little benefit.