Effects and experience with the Mézières method in people with low back pain: A mixed methods study

Margareth Lorena Alfonso-Mora, Jose Ramírez-Moreno, Miriam Guerra-Balic, Ricardo Sánchez-Martín, Adriana Lucía Castellanos, María Leonor Rengifo

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    BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for visiting the doctor. The Mézières method (MM) emphasises body awareness and uses a global postural rehabilitation approach. It is used in the management of LBP, but its effectiveness has received limited formal evaluation. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of MM on quality of life, pain and functional disability in people with LBP and understand the patient's bodily experience during the MM intervention. METHODS: This protocol study of single-blind randomised controlled trial with a mixed methods design will include 54 people with LBP aged 18 to 65 years. Participants will be randomised into two groups, one will receive MM and the other will receive a control intervention, administered through 10 treatment sessions. Participants will also construct a narrative to provide an understanding of their bodily experience. RESULTS: The assessed outcomes will include pain, back pain-related disability assessed using the Roland Morris Questionnaire, and quality of life related to health assessed using the SF12. Outcomes will be assessed at baseline, after the intervention and at a 6 weeks follow-up.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)485-493
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


    • Low back pain
    • Mézières method
    • exercise
    • physical therapy


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