What did the researchers find out?
After conducting their review, they concluded that it is “unlikely that one kind of exercise training is the single best approach” to treating back pain.
“Our study provides evidence that ‘active therapies’, such as Pilates, resistance, stabilisation/motor control and aerobic exercise training, where the patient is guided, actively encouraged to move and exercise in a progressive fashion are the most effective,” they wrote.
Why does exercise help?
Exerting back pain may seem risky but too much rest can actually make back pain worse.
“Being active and continuing with your everyday activities as soon as possible, and as much as possible, will speed up your recovery,” explains health body Versus Arthritis.