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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of specific spinal stabilization exercise to a general exercise approach for patients with chronic low back pain. Forty six patients with nonspecific back pain(spinal stabilization exercise group: n=21, general exercise group: n=25) were recruited in the study. Both groups received exercise intervention 3 times a week for 6-weeks . Outcome was based on disability(Oswestry disability index), trunk endurance, balance(one leg standing), trunk flexibility, and pain(visual analog scale) measured immediately before and after intervention. Outcome measures for both groups significantly improved except for one leg standing of the general exercise group. Furthermore, trunk endurance and one leg standing improved more in the spinal stabilization exercise group after intervention. There were no differences between the 2 exercise approaches for any of the other outcomes. As the above results, spinal stabilization exercises appear to improve trunk endurance and balance to patients with chronic low back pain. The efficacy of the spinal stabilization exercise program used in this study should be further investigated in a long period study and objective outcomes.