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Exercise and physiotherapy advice help subacute low back pain only in the short term

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1244

A four arm multicentre trial recruited 259 people with subacute low back pain. The duration of symptoms at baseline was more than six weeks but less than three months. Patients were randomised to receive a combination of 12 real or sham exercise sessions with a physiotherapist and three real or …

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