To Prevent Back Pain: Orthotics Are Out, Exercise Is In

To Prevent Back Pain: Orthotics Are Out, Exercise Is In

February 9, 2016

A recent article in the Business Standard describes how following an exercise program (like SimpleTherapy‘s) has been proven to be the most effective means of combatting and preventing back pain. Other back pain prevention techniques reviewed for comparison included shoe orthotics and back belts.

“Lower back pain develops for many reasons, including lifestyle, genetics, ergonomics, sports injuries, snow shoveling or just bad luck,” says author Gretchen Reynolds.

Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the review was designed by a consortium of researchers affiliated with the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney in Australia who examined over 6,000 studies about back-pain prevention. Twenty-three studies with more than 30,000 participants with back pain were selected for review.

“Back belts and orthotics…were almost completely ineffective, leaving people who employed either of those methods very prone to experiencing more back pain within a year.”

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