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Exercise and psychological factors in low back pain

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Pain is a complex and challenging problem for patients with low back pain and for the psychologists and physiotherapist. One of the most common musculoskeletal pain problems is low back pain. Literature data allow us to assume that possible cause of decreased multifidus size include reflex inhibition and disuse atrophy. Increased fatigability (decreased endurance) of the multifidus muscle has been demonstrated in low back pain (LBP) patients in several research studies. Taking up physical activity belongs to one of the fundamentals of the therapy Formal exercise programmes used in conjunction with other methods of treatment and psychological therapy are one the main forms treatments in low back pain. Lifestyle, physical activity in particular is one on the factors influencing the health of youth and adults. Passiveness and apathy do not facilitate the persistence in realizing the aims of treatment.
  • Department of Emergency Medicine, The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University Kielce, Poland
  • Institute of Physical Education, Tourism and Physiotherapy, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, Poland
  • Institute of Physical Education, Tourism and Physiotherapy, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, Poland
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