Last month we summarised the Cochrane review by Hayden et al. The review concluded that exercise therapy most likely reduces pain when compared to no treatment (including no or minimal treatment, usual care or placebo) in people with chronic non-specific low back pain. However, the impact of exercise therapy on functional limitations when compared to no treatment and on pain and functional limitations when compared to other conservative care are probably small.
Some suggestions for applying this evidence into practice are this infographic.
Hayden JA, et al. Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2021;Issue 9