HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Use of the CAREN system as a treatment adjunct for Canadian Armed Forces members with chronic non-specific low back pain: a pilot study

Article

A discussion about using the CAREN system to treat Canadian Armed Forces with non-specific lower back pain.

Abstract

Non-specific chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a significant concern for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Some CAF members develop pain-related fear of movement that is difficult to treat. The goal of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of applying a virtual reality exercise program using the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) with CAF members with cLBP and kinesiophobia.

Full Reference

Use of the CAREN system as a treatment adjunct for Canadian Armed Forces members with chronic non-specific low back pain: a pilot study. Jacqueline S. Hebert, Eric Parent, Mayank Rehani, Luc J. Hébert, Robert Stiegelmar, and Markus Besemann. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health 2015 1:1, 47-58