An overview of conservative treatment for lower back pain

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serval:BIB_96D33E9BE197
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Editorial
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Publications
Institution
Title
An overview of conservative treatment for lower back pain
Journal
International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Author(s)
Balagué F., Dudler J.
ISSN
1758-4272 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
6
Number
3
Pages
281-290
Language
english
Abstract
This article summarizes the available evidence on the management of patients with subacute or chronic low back pain. The largest part is devoted to nonspecific low back pain but the models of spinal stenosis and disk herniation/sciatica are also specifically addressed. The authors point out the limited evidence available and the importance of a tailored approach for the individual patient. As the effect sizes of most therapies are rather small (close to that of a placebo), patients' preferences and other variables important for individualized management are highlighted. The task for the practitioner is difficult and awareness of this is important. Some speculation regarding potential future ways of improving patient care are presented.
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