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Chronic Lower Back Pain Study

A study was conducted to compare lumbar extension exercise and whole-body vibration exercise for chronic lower back pain. 60 patients with chronic lower back pain were treated with either exercise or whole-body vibration. The results of the study concluded that significant and comparable reduction in pain sensation and pain-related disability was observed in both groups. Different types of exercise therapy tend to yield comparable results. Interestingly, well-controlled vibration may be the cure rather than the cause of lower back pain.

Source: Spine. September 1, 2002; Vol. 27, No. 17, pp. 1829-183