Lumbar Supports for Low Back Pain: Consensus Needed

Matiss Mezals (Coresponding Author), Ināra Logina

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Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Nevertheless, there is no consensus regarding recommendations for usage of lumbar supports for patients with low back pain which was demonstrated by asking opinions to different health care specialists. Thus, this confusion decreases trust in health care professionals and compliance of the patients for the treatment. Evidence is scarce and conflicting therefore making it difficult for medical experts to give firm recommendations. We do not have evidence-based answer to what type or material lumbar supports should be used. Nevertheless, manufactures claim that every kind of lumbar supports are safe and effective. In our opinion lumbar supports can be effective if used in conjunction with other treatment modalities especially exercise. Further studies are necessary to develop consensus among health care professionals and restore trust in the eyes of patients.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Trends in Clinical & Medical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2020


  • Lumbar orthosis
  • Low back pain

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)


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