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A back pain lasting more than 12 weeks has been defined as a chronic low back pain (LBP) . More than half of people suffer from LBP . The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of gastrocnemius muscle stretching in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Methods: Forty patients with chronic low back pain, ages ranging from 25 to 40 years, were recruited and divided randomly into two groups. The control group followed a physical therapy program that included stretching exercisesdoi:10.4236/ojtr.2015.34019 fatcat:s6rjoui2evanfelmqgx757vxqe