Physical therapy has little effect on acute low back pain

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1262b (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1262
  1. Joop Brussen
  1. Medical researcher, National Casemix Office Churchfarm, 8A Station Road, Morton PE10 0NN

    EDITOR,—In this article on back pain in the ABC of work related disorders Malcolm I V Jayson advocates that “physical therapy should be arranged if symptoms last for more than a few days.”1 Apart from the major impact that this would have …

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