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Use of chiropractors and occupational, physical therapy for low back pain uncommon, despite guidelines

While clinical practice guidelines encourage nonpharmacologic treatments as first-line therapy for low back pain, fewer than a third of patients used chiropractic care or occupational or physical therapy for this problem in 2002 to 2018.
31 Oct 2023

No easy ‘off switch’ for low back pain

There's no easy way to cure low back pain, but recommending a mix of therapies along with a dose of reassurance can often provide patients a measure of relief.
1 Nov 2022

Nonopioids effective for acute low back pain, review finds

Myorelaxants and NSAIDs with or without acetaminophen were all effective at reducing pain and disability from acute, nonspecific low back pain lasting less than 12 weeks, according to an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, although the authors stressed that medications for this condition should always be a second-line strategy.
28 Feb 2023

3 ways to improve workplace culture

Three high-yield strategies apply to health care when creating a thriving work environment.
1 Jun 2023

‘Considerable uncertainty’ surrounds efficacy, safety of analgesics for low back pain

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 98 randomized controlled trials found little high-certainty evidence on the comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesics for acute nonspecific low back pain.
28 Mar 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for low back pain

A 47-year-old man is evaluated for low back pain. The pain began 5 days ago while he was playing basketball. It is localized to the lumbar back and does not radiate. The patient is unable to sit or stand for long periods, but the pain improves when lying down. After a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
17 May 2022

Balancing benefits and harms of pain meds in older adults

Pain guidelines issued by medical societies call for nondrug therapies and exercise as primary recommendations for chronic pain.
1 Jul 2023

Adding psychological interventions to physical therapy for low back pain may boost effectiveness

The authors of a new systematic review urge clinicians to consider strategies that promote both structured exercise and psychological interventions, such as pain education, for patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain.
5 Apr 2022

Little evidence exists to support antispasmodics for low back pain

According to a new systematic review, the effects of nonbenzodiazepine antispasmodics on low back pain are likely not great enough to be clinically important, and the drugs could increase the risk of an adverse event.
13 Jul 2021

MKSAP Quiz: 3-year history of low back pain

A 67-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of low back pain, which is of moderate intensity and worsens during activities, and a 10-year history of neck pain accompanied by 20 minutes of morning stiffness. Following a physical and neurological exam, and a radiograph of the spine, what is the most likely diagnosis?.
1 Jan 2013

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