Mckenzie Method for Chronic Low Back Pain: Review


Imran Safei
Zulfahmidah Zulfahmidah


Background: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is one of the most prevalent and expensive musculoskeletal issues in contemporary culture. It is defined as low back pain that lasts for more than three months or longer than the anticipated recovery period.[1]  70 to 80 percent of adults have dealt with CLBP at some point in their lives. This study sought to assess the McKenzie method's contribution to the treatment of low back pain and determine whether it could be compared to other forms of therapy.

Content: A narrative review of the literature was performed using the following search engines: PubMed, Cochrane, and Scopus. Inclusion criteria were articles published in the last 10 years, randomized clinical trials, the mean age of patients between 18 and 70 years and full English text. Exclusion criteria were observational studies, case reports and articles without abstract or full text.  The outcomes that were used to review included chronic pain, disability, Quality of Life (QoL) and psychological aspects.

Conclusion: Even though it has helped treat patients with chronic low back pain, the McKenzie method needs more research to be proven effective in particular patient populations.

Keywords: Chronic low back pain; McKenzie method; Humans



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