You may hear of the term non-specific lower-back pain used. This term is to describe a non established source of lower-back pain, in essence; it means that there could be a number of tissues causing symptoms. But non-specific also indicates that the source of the pain is not sinister or life threatening.
Studies have shown that individual with persistent low back pain have impairment in muscle controls that are used to stabilize the spine, in terms of control, Proprioception and strength. The muscles also demonstrated increased fatigability, related to lacking of co-ordination. Therefore, interventions that aim to restore control and coordination muscles should be effective in management of persistent low back pain.
The study demonstrates that motor control exercise is better than minimal (drugs) or no intervention. Furthermore, it demonstrates its effectiveness in reducing pain and disability for people with persistent low back pain.
Motor control exercise involves coordination, balance, complex static, functional and compound strength movement. Seek advice from our clinic for help in developing a good exercise program for you.
 Luciana, GM, 2009. Motor Control Exercise for Persistent, Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 89(1), 9-25. Luciana, GM, 2009.