The McKenzie Method is not "an exercise" as many incorrectly believe. The McKenzie method (aka MDT - Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) is a comprehensive assessment and treatment system, that can quickly determine the best treatment strategy and exercises for your problem. It can also determine if you might benefit from, or require something other than conservative care.
The vast majority of patient's respond great to the McKenzie approach avoiding injections, narcotics, and surgery. They learn how to treat themselves, and equally, if not more importantly how to keep themselves feeling great. There are 4 steps to the process.