Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 14: Motor Control and Walking for Pain

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In episode 14, Sandy and Cory take on a Cochrane review looking at trunk motor control exercises for low back pain and another paper comparing specific exercise vs. just walking in low back pain. The findings may surprise you. As a special treat, guests Mike Stewart of “Know Pain Mike” fame, and Andrew Rothschild join in for the clinical application discussion. Sandy tries to keep Cory awake as he suffers from severe caffeine deficiency throughout the show.

Motor control exercise for chronic non-specific low-back pain.
Saragiotto BT, Maher CG, Yamato TP, Costa LO, Menezes Costa LC, Ostelo RW, Macedo LG.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jan 8;(1):CD012004. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012004.

An aerobic walking programme versus muscle strengthening programme for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
Shnayderman I, Katz-Leurer M.
Clin Rehabil. 2013 Mar;27(3):207-14. doi: 10.1177/0269215512453353. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

Photo credit: “Walking” by Moyan Brenn via Flickr

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