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Articles related to ‘back pain’

New research for preventing recurrence of lower back pain: 2 do’s and 5 don’ts

Specific recommendations for how to prevent lower back pain are largely absent from existing clinical guidelines and research literature. Thankfully, newly published data provides some much needed evidence-based insight. Non-specific low back pain (pain without an identified cause such as degenerative disc disease) is an enormous health problem, causing huge health…

Incorrect treatment of back pain is on the rise

New research shows that physicians are increasingly choosing the wrong treatments for back pain, while physiotherapy referrals remain stagnant. The well-established clinical practice guidelines for managing and treating back pain support the use of non-opioid pain-killers, avoidance of imaging, and the use of physiotherapy including exercise therapy.  For the latest…