Objective: To demonstrate low back and/or leg pain patient reaction to attendance at a low back wellness school conducted to teach them how to control their back pain in daily living so as to reduce the incidence and severity of their problem.
Design: Sixty-one patients attending the clinic filled out a seven-question form that ranked their opinions of the class based on their feelings and reactions about it.
Setting: The private clinic of the author where a three-part back pain prevention clinic utilizing a slide lecture and patient participation was presented.
Patients: All suffered from low back and/or leg pain and were invited to attend at the time of their initial examination and report of findings.
Intervention: None. This is a patient questionnaire only.
Main outcome measures: Immediately following the class, the patients were presented with a seven-question form to answer.
Result: A very positive acceptance of low-back wellness training is evidenced by 95% of the patients feeling it was worth their time to attend and feeling they learned something to prevent reinjury in daily living; 100% felt it worth the doctor's time to present the class.
Conclusion: Low back wellness school is a positive program from the patients' and doctor's viewpoints.