Joining forces - Combining cognition-targeted motor control training with group or individual pain physiology education: A successful treatment for chronic low back pain.
Authors: Moseley GL
Source: Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 11(2):88-94.
Abstract: The authors tested combining motor control training approach with education about pain physiology in persons with chronic unremittent low back pain (LBP). This is because the chronicity of the pain results in cognitive barriers to treatment. The efficacy and cost of individualized and group pain physiology education was also tested. Patients receiving usual treatment participated in a 4-week motor control and pain physiology education program. Some patients received four one-hour individualized education sessions (IE) and others received one 4-hour group lecture (GE). The results were that the pain and disability was reduced in both the groups. While IE was more effective in the reduction and maintenance of the pain, GE can be more cost-effective. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Department of Physiotherapy, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia