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Human Studies

2019 Dec

Med Sci Sports Exerc



Exercise Intensity Matters in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Rehabilitation.


Verbrugghe J, Agten A, Stevens S, Hansen D, Demoulin C, O Eijnde B, Vandenabeele F, Timmermans A
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Dec; 51(12):2434-2442.
PMID: 31269004.


Exercise therapy (ET) is advocated as a treatment for chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP). However, therapy effect sizes remain low. In other chronic disorders, training at higher intensity has resulted in greater improvements on both general health related and disease specific outcomes compared to lower intensity ET. Possibly, high intensity training also improves effect sizes in CNSLBP.