A critical appraisal of "Effects of core stabilization exercise and strengthening exercise on proprioception, balance, muscle thickness and pain related outcomes in patients with subacute nonspecific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial."
This paper provides a critical appraisal of a 2021 article in the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Journal about the effect of core stabilization exercises versus strengthening exercises on proprioception, balance, muscle thickness and pain-related outcomes in patients with subacute nonspecific low back pain. In this paper I will address the process of how I came up with my clinical question and how I went about searching for an article to appraise. This paper starts with a summary of the research article presented first. Then followed by an appraisal of the introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections. Finally, this paper will explain the clinical significance, potential benefits and risks, and application of this intervention in the future. A conclusion of the overall effect of core stability and strengthening exercises is incorporated at the end.