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Exercise for the Management of Back Pain: Clinical Effectiveness

Published on: August 3, 2017
Project Number: RB1119-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of exercise for the management of back pain?

Key Message

Forty-six systematic reviews (12 with meta-analysis) were identified regarding the clinical benefits and harms of exercise for adults with back pain.


exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, intervertebral disc degeneration, low back pain, spondylolisthesis, musculoskeletal, back pain, back ache, back aches, backache, backaches, back injury, back injuries, stiff back, back stiffness, low back ache, low backache, lower back pain, herniated disc, herniated discs, Exercise, water therapy, water therapies, aquatic therapy, aquatic therapies