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People with low back pain have a good choice of treatments

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 11 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:744

Cognitive behaviour therapy, exercise, spinal manipulation, and interdisciplinary rehabilitation are the best non-drug treatments for low back pain lasting more than four weeks, according to a systematic review. All of them worked better than placebo or sham treatment in randomised trials—they reduced pain and improved function by 10-20%. …

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