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Is KT tape good for back pain?

KT tape – also known as kinesiology tape and kinesio tape – is one specific mode of treatment in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Kinesio taping is a relatively new concept, and although it has gained popularity in recent years, the research around its effectiveness for back pain is still scarce and conflicting.

KT is assumed to have several benefits, including improving blood circulation, stabilizing joints, providing support, and reducing pain. But, according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, the effects of KT were not better than placebo or other types of active control groups. So while there’s no inherent risk involved with using KT, there’s no robust evidence to prove its efficacy and more studies aiming to evaluate the effects and clinical applications of KT should be conducted.

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