Exercise for low back pain beneficial, but no one agrees on why

Exercise is scientifically proven to provide relief from chronic low back pain (CLBP), but a new UNSW Sydney systematic review shows researchers are still unsure why it’s beneficial.

The study, published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice recently, was a collaboration between researchers from UNSW Medicine and NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia), led by Professor James McAuley.

They aimed to understand better why back pain researchers think exercise helps people with CLBP.