Some patients with low back pain are successfully treated with physical therapy but then return a year or two later with the exact low back problem. Most often the patient strengthens the abdominal muscles and low back muscles during physical therapy and subsequently takes the stress off the low back. After physical therapy, the patient does not maintain the abdominal and low back exercise program at home, leading to a slow loss of fitness in the trained muscles and possibly eventual low back problems.
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