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Intensive strengthening and endurance exercise improves QoL after lumbar discectomy

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intensive, progressive exercise improves quality of life following lumbar microdiskectomy: a randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2014 Sep;28(9):892-901

Contributing Authors: GJ Beneck Popovich JM DM Selkowitz S Azen K Kulig Physical Therapy Clinical Research Network (PTClinResNet)

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Nintey eight patients with single-level lumbar disc herniation and scheduled for microdiscectomy were randomized to one of two groups postoperatively. One group underwent an intensive strengthening and endurance program, while the other group simply received an education session about back care. The purpose was to compare improvement between groups using the Short Form 36-item questionnaire. The r...

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