Clinical efficacy of spa therapy (balneotherapy) for chronic low back pain: A randomized single-blind trial


Takinaci Z. D. , Karagulle M. , Issever H. , Karagulle M. Z.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, vol.29, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eujim.2019.100928
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Balneotherapy, Spa therapy, Physical exercise, Low back pain, Randomized controlled trial, LUMBAR SPINE, FOLLOW-UP, OSTEOARTHRITIS, REHABILITATION

Abstract

Introduction: The effect of spa therapy, a non-pharmacological treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been evaluated by several randomized clinical trials. This randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the effect of balneotherapy alone versus balneotherapy with physical exercise.