Low Back Pain Evidence in Brief Summaries
The current Summaries are based on searches conducted in August 2009. The Evidence in Brief Summaries were produced using the best, most recently published systematic reviews. (See Methods). Since this evidence is now part of the Guideline for Low Back Pain, there will be no further updates to these Evidence in Brief Summaries.
|Behavioural Therapy||March 2005|
|Exercise Therapy||April 2008|
|Massage Therapy||December 2008|
|Prolotherapy Injections||August 2007|
|Spinal Manipulative Therapy||Revised April 2009|
|Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulations (TENS)||December 2008|
|Epidural Steroid Injections|
|Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)|
1 Series One: Includes reviews that are published in English from 2000 onwards. In these reviews, the definition of chronic pain was explicit, at least 3 months.
2 Series Two: Includes reviews that are published in English from 1990 onwards. In these reviews, the definition of chronic pain varied or was in some cases absent.
3 AHFMR Series: The most recent update was conducted in April 2005.
This page was last updated on June 30, 2010.