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Reducing Back Pain for the Elderly

Reducing Back Pain in Older Patients

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Comparison of Female Geriatric Lumbar Extension Strength Asymptomatic Versus Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Their Response to Active Rehabilitation

Journal of Spinal Disorders
1996 Volume 9 Number 1
Bryon Holmes, Vert Mooney, Scott Negri,
Scott Leggett, Jean Nichols, An Hoeyberghs

Study Outcomes & Clinical Relevance:
This study confirmed that many back pain sufferers have weaker lumbar extension strength and that some symptomatic geriatric women can increase strength with progressive resistance exercise, which leads to a decrease in low back pain.

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