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ACE Report #795
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Lumbar support reduces duration of low back pain but not time away from work


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

Lumbar Supports to Prevent Recurrent Low Back Pain among Home Care Workers: A Randomized Trial

Ann Intern Med. 2007 Nov 20;147(10):685-92

Contributing Authors: PD Roelofs SM Bierma-Zeinstra MN van Poppel P Jellema SP Willemsen MW van Tulder W van Mechelen BW Koes

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Synopsis

360 home care workers with self-reported history of low back pain (LBP) were randomized to receive one of two interventions. The first group received a refresher course on healthy working methods combined with a self-administered lumbar support, while the second group only received the refresher course. Results indicated that the number of days of back pain decreased with combined intervention of ...

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