Walking vs. exercise in CLBP

What is the effect of walking vs. other exercises on pain and function in patients with CLBP?

Although walking is frequently suggested in the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP), current research does not provide evidence to support a greater effect, when walking is compared to or added to other physical exercise.

This review found a trend on all outcomes toward reduction of pain, disability and fear-avoidance and an improvement of perceived quality of life with walking and other exercise in CLBP. However, no statistically significant difference was found between groups. Adding walking to exercise does not induce greater improvement in the short-term.

 
 

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