Secondary prevention of low back pain

What is the effect of a self-management programme on the risk of recurrence and impact of low back pain?

Low back pain is a highly prevalent condition worldwide. Most people with an episode of low back pain improve quickly, but around half of people who recover get a recurrence of their low back pain within a year.

A recent randomised controlled trial tested whether a programme based on exercise and education could prevent recurrences of low back pain in people who had recently (within the prior 6 months) recovered from low back pain.


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