Spinal supports and physical therapy in patients with low back pain: a case series
- 1Cleveland Clinic Florida, Medical, Intervention & Surgical Spine, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
- 2University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
- Vinod K Podichetty,
- Published 23 April 2009
The association of low back pain with physical workload in seated workstation related jobs has been debated and remains controversial. Clinical studies eliciting the natural history of the disease in this emerging population are insufficient to make definitive conclusions. We report four consecutive cases of patients suffering from low back pain presenting to a tertiary spine clinic with severe non-specific low back pain. Two patients as age-matched controls with persistent low back pain were followed for 6 months after receiving conventional treatment. In comparison, two test patients received parallel conventional treatment along with orthopaedic full spinal supports as an additional treatment modality. Outcomes analysed demonstrate the efficacy of orthopaedic full spinal supports for treating low back pain.
Trial registration number: NCT00553540
Competing interests: none.
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