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Management of Acute Low Back Pain in Adults

Feb 29, 2020 / CPG

Guideline recommends assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions for the management of acute low back pain in adults (low back pain present for up to 6 weeks).

Non-specific Low Back Pain

Nov 30, 2017 / CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with nonspecific low back pain.

Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline

Feb 13, 2017 / CPG

Focuses on the short term effects on pain associated with several nonpharmacologic therapies for chronic low back pain and provides new evidence on mind–body interventions.

Low Back Pain and Sciatica in Over 16s: Assessment and Management [NICE NG59]

Nov 29, 2016 / CPG

Outlines physical, psychological, pharmacological and surgical treatments to help people manage their low back pain and sciatica in their daily life.

American Osteopathic Association Guidelines for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) For Patients With Low Back Pain

Jul 31, 2016 / CPG

Recommendations on the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of patients with low back pain.

Low Back Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines

Mar 29, 2014 / CPG

Although the primary purposes of this document are advisory and educational, these guidelines are enforceable under the Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure, 7 CCR 1101-3.

Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

Apr 3, 2017 / CPG

Presentation of evidence and clinical recommendations on noninvasive methods (treatments other than surgery) for treating low back pain in adults.

CSM 2018: Low Back Pain Research

Mar 19, 2018 / Podcast

Kenneth Harwood, PT, PhD, discusses research that studies whether unrestricted direct access to physical therapist services lowers utilization and health care costs for people with low back pain.

Guideline for the Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management of Low Back Pain, Third Edition

Nov 30, 2015 / CPG

Recommendations to guide evidence-based decision making for patients with non-specific low back pain.

Modified Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire

Jun 16, 2013 / Test & Measure

Measures how back pain or leg pain has affected their ability to manage in everyday life.

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What are the effects of paracetamol in people with acute low back pain?

Dec 18, 2016 / Reference

Pettersen, Karen, Edwards, David S.
Subjects: Pain & anesthesia

Is there an association between individuals' recovery expectations and outcomes for people with non‐specific low back pain?

Sep 27, 2020 / Reference

Burch, Jane, Ahn, Jaimo

What are the effects of back schools for people with chronic non‐specific low back pain?

May 23, 2018 / Reference

Edwards, David S., Pettersen, Karen
Subjects: Rheumatology