This: A 32 year old female, Sylvia Smart, works at the university in the office in human resources. Sylvia is active and likes to play ultimate frisbee. She has been playing for 10 years and is on a competitive team that tours and goes to tournaments. For the past 5 years Sylvia has developed some back issues and experiences chronic pain in lower back. She has been doing some core strengthening exercises to help with pain and takes ibuprofen before games. She has come to see you about using Kinesio tape for her back and how to apply it. You are experienced in using this tape but wonder about it effectiveness for back pain so to you decided to consult the literature to see if there is strong evidence to support its use.
Translates to this: Is Kinesio tape effective in relieving discomfort from low back pain during athletics?