The Back Pedal combines the different technigues backed by science to give you the BEST possible outcome. Use technigues backed by independent studies proving you can REALIGN, STRENGTHEN, & STABILIZE your back and pelvis for a better smarter solution for your pain!
1) Short term effect of muscle energy technique on pain in individuals with non specific lumbopelvic pain (selkow N., Gridnstaff T., Cross K., pugh K, Hertel J., Saliba S.,
Results: 100% of MET group reported a decrease in pain
No one in control group reported a decrease in pain (neutral or increase in pain)
2) Changes in Innominate tilt after manipulation of the sacroiliac joint in patients with low back pain (Cibulka M., Delitto A., Koldehoff R.)
Results: .88 (cohens Kappa) SIJD can be identified reliably in pt with Low back pain (LBP) and that a manipulation procedure purported to be specific to the SI joint changes innominate tilt bilaterally and in opposite directions.
3) Segmental stabilization and muscular strengthening in chronic low back pain – A comparative study
Results: Stabilization technigues reduced disability with segmental stabilization being superior.
4) Evaluation of Specific Stabilizing Exercise in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain With Diagnosis of Spondylolysis or Spondylolisthesis
Results: pelvic and abdominal exercise group showed a statistically significant reduction in pain intensity and functional disability levels, which was maintained at a 30-month follow-up
Studies showing that Traction and traction devices are not effective in treatment of low back pain
1) Randomized Trial Comparing Interferential Therapy With Motorized Lumbar Traction and Massage in the Management of Low Back Pain in a Primary Care Setting (Werners, Roland MD*; Pynsent, Paul B. PhD†; Bulstrode, Christopher J. K. FRCS)
Traction alone is ineffective in the management of low back pain, this study could not exclude some effect from the concomitant massage.
2) Efficacy of Traction for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: 12-Week and 6-Month Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial (Beurskens, Anna J. PhD*; de Vet, Henrica C. PhD*; Köke, Albère J. PT†; Regtop, Wiel PT‡; van der Heijden, Geert J. PhD§; Lindeman, Eline PhD∥; Knipschild, Paul G. PhD) Spine decemeber 1 1997.
151 patients 95% confidence that traction is not effective for patients with low back pain.
3) Manual Therapy, Exercise, and Traction for Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Ian A. Young Lori A. Michener Joshua A. Cleland Arnold J. Aguilera Alison R. Snyder) Physical Therapy, Volume 89, Issue 7, 1 July 2009, Pages 632–642.
Traction has no increase long term benefit with correcting back pain
4) Lumbar supports for prevention and treatment of low back pain
Results: lumbar supports are not more effective than a non intervention or training in preventing low‐back pain.
Meaning: BRACING DOES NOT HELP