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2022 Sep 28

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med

Effectiveness of muscle energy technique in patients with nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis.


Santos GK, de Oliveira R G, Campos de Oliveira L, Ferreira C de Oliveira C, Andraus RA, Ngomo S, Fusco A, Cortis C, da Silva RA
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2022 Sep 28.
PMID: 36169931.


Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of physical disability in the world. The origin of this condition can be due to differents causes, with a specific cause or of unknown mechanical origin,being characterized as unspecific. In this case a physical therapy treatment approach with manual therapy is relevant, which includes the Muscle Energy Technique (MET) classified as a common conservative treatment for pathologies of the spine, mainly in LBP and disability. This study assessed the effectiveness of the muscle energy technique on nonspecific low back pain.