The benefits of transverse biofeedback in the care of low back pain
It's now official, the ABC-TRACC clinical trial conducted by Blueback and the Beaulieu Medical and Educational Center is over... A clinical trial that aimed to determine the benefits of transverse abdominal biofeedback in the care of low back pain.
For the realization of this study, Blueback and the Beaulieu Medical Center included 41 patients suffering from chronic low back pain for an average of 3 years. A pathology which, in the case of these 26 women and 15 men selected, results mainly from discopathies, herniated discs or spondylolisthesis.
For the treatment of these patients, 15 physiotherapists were involved in the trial. These practitioners followed the PRESDO program, which consisted in applying a multidisciplinary care with their patients. These rehabilitation sessions included physical therapy, hypopressive exercises and occupational therapy. A global protocol of 25 sessions of 30 min including 16 sessions of physiotherapy.
In order to determine the benefit of biofeedback in the treatment of this pathology, the population was divided into two groups: the Test group, which followed the sessions accompanied by Blueback Physio, and the Control group, which did not benefit from biofeedback and used the blind mode of the application.
Thanks to this study, we can now affirm that the Blueback Physio makes it possible to accelerate the treatment of this pathology by learning to control the contraction of the transverse muscle. In fact, practitioners who used the Blueback Physio were able to save up to 3 rehabilitation sessions compared to practitioners in the control group.
Thanks to this study, we can now affirm that the Blueback Physio makes it possible to accelerate the treatment of this pathology by
And this is not the only benefit provided by the medical device. 78% of the cases of failure to master the contraction of this muscle were avoided thanks to the contribution of biofeedback. This reduction in failure cases and consequently this improvement in the learning of the TrA has made it possible to reduce pain in these patients as well as to improve their quality of life (sleep, vitality, etc.).