In this study, individuals were invited to respond to questions about what reduces their LBP via an online questionnaire. The question broadly asked: what makes your LBP decrease? And any other things that cause your LBP to decrease? The participants were given a text box to write their response.
The data accumulated from 133 responses revealed that participants most commonly said that their LBP was reduced by (collated by themes) heat/ cold, medication, rest, activity/ exercise, seeing a health professional, stretching/ therapeutic exercise, reducing aggravating activities and psychological changes.
There were also themes that were rarely mentioned including posture/ ergonomics and invasive procedures such as steroid injections. Themes too rare to be included in the study included answers that were unclear such as "avoiding triggers" and "focus on personal good habits" as well as electrotherapies.