Exercise as a Therapeutic Modality for Chronic Spinal Pain/Pathology

Dr Brian Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson began his medical career as an orthopedic surgeon, but after several years, decided to concentrate on the treatment of chronic spinal pathology using a fitness approach to treat thousands of patients. As a founder and board member of Physicians Neck and Back Clinics (PNBC), he has lectured around the world, conducted several research studies, and published several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Nelson (1995) published an outcome study supporting the effectiveness of this "sports medicine" approach and suggest it is generally the best therapeutic modality for long term improvement of chronic disorders of the spine.

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Nelson BW, O'Reilly E, Miller M, Hogan M, Wegner JA, Kelly C (1995). The clinical effects of intensive, specific exercise on chronic low back pain: a controlled study of 895 consecutive patients with 1-year follow up. Orthopedics, 18(10), 971-981. (PDF)

Nelson BW (1993). A rational approach to the treatment of low back pain. J Musculoskel Med, 10(5), 67-82. (PDF)

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