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Visuals Help Treat Movement-Related Back Pain

New research in the Clinical Journal of Pain shows that adding visuals to therapy  aids patients in reducing movement-related back pain. The study experimented with 25 patients who repeated lumbar spine movements with and without visual feedback via mirrors to watch their back as they preformed the exercises. Results show that the “average postmovement pain intensity after participants had moved with visual feedback was less (35.5+/-22.8 mm) than when they moved without visual feedback (44.7+/-26.0 mm).” Ultimately, patients with less pain and faster resolution when given access to visual feedback of their movements.

Read it in the Clinical Journal of Pain.