Exercise Therapy for Chronic Non-Specific Low-Back Pain

Marienke van Middelkoop, PhD, Dr., Sidney M. Rubinstein, PhD, Dr., Arianne P. Verhagen, PhD, Dr., Raymond W. Ostelo, PhD, Dr., Bart W. Koes, PhD, Prof., Maurits W. van Tulder, PhD, Prof.

Exercise therapy is the most widely used type of conservative treatment for low back pain. Systematic reviews have shown that exercise therapy is effective for chronic but not for acute low back pain. During the past 5 years, many additional trials have been published on chronic low back pain. This articles aims to give an overview on the effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with low back pain.