Muscle energy technique for non-specific low-back pain. A Cochrane systematic review

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17 February 2016

Muscle energy technique for non-specific low-back pain. A Cochrane systematic review

Low back pain (LBP) is responsible for considerable personal suffering due to pain and reduced function, as well as being a societal burden due to costs of health care and lost work productivity. Muscle energy technique (MET) is a manual therapy treatment technique used predominantly by osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors which involves alternating periods of resisted muscle contractions and assisted stretching. It is unclear whether MET is effective in reducing pain and improving function in people with LBP. The objectives of this research were to examine the effectiveness of MET in the treatment of people with non-specific LBP compared with control interventions, with particular emphasis on subjective pain and disability outcomes … ABSTRACT

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