Motion Sensor Biofeedback Improves Low Back Pain
Changing a person’s posture and movement using motion-sensor biofeedback reduces pain and reduces limitations in activity in patients with low back pain (LBP) compared with guidelines-based management, Danish researchers have found in a comparative effectiveness study.
Relative improvements on these outcomes in the movement biofeedback group compared with the guidelines-based group ranged from 15% to 27% at 3 months to 35% to 47% at 12 months, which were all above the threshold for clinically important difference.
Treatment effects were “moderate to large” at the end of the 10-week treatment period, and they “remained or increased at the 12 month follow-up, “in a health condition where interventions typically show small to moderate effects that are not sustained 12 months later,” they add.
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