Reducing Back Pain for the Elderly

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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