Expert Opinion and Controversies in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine:Core Stabilization as a Treatment for Low Back Pain

Christopher Standaert, Stanley Herring

There has been a substantial focus on the use of exercises that are intended to address intersegmental instability in the lumbar spine. These exercises are described as core stabilization exercises. This review of the literature examines the evidence to support or refute the use of these exercises as a treatment approach.

Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.2007 Dec;88(12):1734-6.

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Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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