New NICE guidelines to help millions of people with low back pain – 27 May 2009

Posted on May 27, 2009. Filed under: Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy | Tags: , |

2009/031 New NICE guidelines to help millions of people with low back pain

“Millions of people with low back pain will benefit from new guidance issued to the NHS on the most effective ways to treat this often painful and distressing condition.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Clinical Guideline Centre today (Wednesday 27 May) publish a guideline to improve the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain.  This covers people who have been in pain longer than six weeks but less than one year, where the pain may be linked to structures in the back such as the joints, muscles and ligaments.  Setting out a range of effective mainstream and complementary treatments, the guideline recommends what care and advice the NHS should offer to people affected by low back pain.” … continues on the website

Full text of the low back pain guideline (36.35 Kb 10 sec @ 28.8Kbps)

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