What are Patient Beliefs and Perceptions about Exercise for Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain? A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies
Non Specific Chronic Low Back Pain (NSCLBP) is a large problem in the western World. Exercise is may be effective for both their back pain and general health. This systematic review of qualitative studies explored the perceptions and beliefs of NSCLBP patients in regards to exercise/physical activity for the management of their health. Therefore a total of fifteen papers were included.
Participants reported a preference for supervised, individualized exercises with regular contact with a health professional. Exercises should be fitted to the level of the participant and being demonstrated and explained by the health professional. Fear-avoidance beliefs should be countered and confidence should be build by doing exercises. When working in groups, matching people with similar fitness and strength was important for creating good group dynamics. > From: Slade et al., Clin J Pain (2013) (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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