Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain
There exist as many "cures" for low back pain as there are backs in the world. Below are some of the most common misconceptions in the treatment of low back pain based on the studies of Stewart McGill - arguably the world's preeminent low back pain researcher.
1. Strengthen muscles in the torso to protect the back. Many rehabilitation plans include specific low back strengthening exercises. However, torso strength has not been shown in research studies to be a good predictor of low back pain.