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Exercise Program Guidelines for Persons With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D1; Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D2

Section Editor(s): Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182822b99
One on One
Abstract

SUMMARY: CHRONIC NONSPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN (CNSLBP) CAN BE A DEBILITATING CONDITION. THE MAJORITY OF U.S. CITIZENS WILL EXPERIENCE LOW BACK PAIN THAT MAY BECOME CHRONIC AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES. HOWEVER, EXERCISE TRAINING HAS MANY BENEFITS AND CAN BE WELL TOLERATED WITH SOME MODIFICATIONS. THIS COLUMN WILL DISCUSS EXERCISE PROGRAMMING FOR PERSONS WITH CNSLBP.

Author Information

1Exercise Science Department, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut

2Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

The One-On-One Column provides scientifically supported, practical information for personal trainers who work with apparently healthy individuals or medically-cleared special populations.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Paul Sorace, MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

Peter Ronai is an Associate Clinical Professor in the exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University.

Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist for The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program and the program coordinator for The Bariatric Rehabilitation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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