The Somatic Connection  |   May 2018
Myofascial Release Therapy Beneficial for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
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The Somatic Connection   |   May 2018
Myofascial Release Therapy Beneficial for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2018, Vol. 118, 350-351. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.072
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2018, Vol. 118, 350-351. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.072
Arguisuelas MD, Lisón JF, Sánchez-Zuriaga D, Martínez-Hurtado I, Doménech-Fernández J. Effects of myofascial release in nonspecific chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017;42(9):627-634. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000001897 
Multimodal osteopathic manipulative treatment is efficacious for chronic low back pain (LBP).1 However, systematic reviews have excluded osteopathic studies that have used multimodal treatments because they do not assess each technique individually.2-4 Researchers in Spain performed a double-blind randomized sham-controlled trial to evaluate the effects of using only myofascial release (MFR) therapy on pain level (using the Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire [SF-MPQ] and Visual Analog Scale [VAS]), disability (using the Roland-Morris Questionnaire), and fear-avoidance beliefs (using the Fear-Avoidance Belief Questionnaire) in patients with chronic LBP. 

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