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“Lovely Pie in the Sky Plans”: A Qualitative Study of Clinicians’ Perspectives on Guidelines for Managing Low Back Pain in Primary Care in England.

(270) Increased Salience Network Connectivity following Spinal Manipulative Therapy is Associated with Reduced Pain in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

Isenburg, M. Loggia, D. Ellingsen, E. Protsenko, I. Mawla, M. Kowalski, D. Swensen, D. O’Dwyer-Swensen, R. Edwards, V. Napadow, N. Kettner.. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.01.19210.

A Longitudinal Observational Clinical Study of Neurophysiological and Patient-Reported Responses to a Program of Physiotherapy for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain

Jo Perry, Ann Green. JMPT. July 2, 2018. DOI:

A Multidisciplinary Integrative Medicine Team in the Treatment of Chronic Low-Back Pain: An Observational Comparative Effectiveness Study.

Wayne PM, Eisenberg DM, Osypiuk K, Gow BJ, Witt CM, Davis RB, Buring JE. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 May 21. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0002.

A randomized controlled trial on the long-term effects of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training, on pain-related outcomes and back muscle activity, in patients with chronic low back pain

Pattanasin Areeudomwong, Witchayut Wongrat, Nertnapa Neammesri and Thanaporn Thongsakul: 28 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/msc.1165 Ramanathan SA, Hibbert PD, Maher CG, Day RO, Hindmarsh DM, Hooper TD, Hannaford NA, Runciman WB. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 9.

Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study.

An observational study on trajectories and outcomes of chronic low back pain patients referred from a spine surgery division for chiropractic treatment

Brigitte Wirth, Fabienne Riner, Cynthia Peterson, Barry Kim Humphreys, Mazda Farshad, Susanne Becker and Petra Schweinhardt. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:6. 5 February 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12998-018-0225-8

An Updated Overview of Low Back Pain Management in Primary Care.

Hong JY, Song KS, Cho JH, Lee JH. Asian Spine J. 2017 Aug;11(4):653-660. doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.4.653.

Analgesic Effects of Compression at Trigger Points Are Associated With Reduction of Frontal Polar Cortical Activity as Well as Functional Connectivity Between the Frontal Polar Area and Insula in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial.

Kodama K, Takamoto K, Nishimaru H, Matsumoto J, Takamura Y, Sakai S, Ono T, Nishijo H. Front Syst Neurosci. 2019 Nov 13;13:68. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2019.00068.

Analysis of Motor Control in Low-Back Pain Patients: A Key to Personalized Care?

van Dieën JH, Reeves NP, Kawchuk G, van Dillen L, Hodges PW. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Jun 12:1-24. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.7916.

Assessment of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in active-duty U.S. military personnel with low back pain: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Vining R, Minkalis A, Long CR, Corber L, Franklin C, Gudavalli MR, Xia T, Goertz CM. Trials. 2018 Dec 5;19(1):671. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-3041-5.

Association between changes in abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscle thickness and clinical improvement after spinal manipulation.

Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Paige NM, Miake-Lye IM, Booth MS, Beroes JM, Mardian AS, Dougherty P, Branson R, Tang B, Morton SC, Shekelle PG. JAMA. 2017 Apr 11;317(14):1451-1460. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.3086.

BAck complaints in the elders – chiropractic (BACE-C): protocol of an international cohort study of older adults with low back pain seeking chiropractic care.

Jenks AD, Hoekstra T, Axén I, de Luca K, Field J, Newell D, Hartvigsen J, French SD, Koes B, van Tulder MW, Rubinstein SM. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 Apr 1;28(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12998-020-00302-z.

Baseline Characteristics May Help Indicate the Best Choice of Health Care Provider for Back Pain Patients in Primary Care: Results From a Prospective Cohort Study.

Hartvigsen L, Kongsted A, Vach W, Salmi LR, Hestbaek L. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Feb 17. pii: S0161-4754(19)30433-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.11.001.

Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain

Sidney M Rubinstein. Marienke van Middelkoop, Maurits W van Tulder. BMJ 2019; 364. 13 March 2019. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l689

Brain mechanisms of anticipated painful movements and their modulation by Manual Therapy in chronic Low Back Pain

Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, Vitaly Napadow, Ekaterina Protsenko, Ishtiaq Mawla, Matthew H. Kowalski, David Swensen, Deanna O’Dwyer-Swensen, Robert R. Edwards, Norman Kettner, Marco L Loggia. The Journal of Pain. July 3, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2018.05.012.

Can we predict response to the McKenzie method in patients with acute low back pain? A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

Care for low back pain: can health systems deliver?

Adrian C Traeger a, Rachelle Buchbinder b, Adam G Elshaug c, Peter R Croft d & Chris G Maher a WHO Bulletin. 30 April 2019. DOI: 10.2471/BLT.18.226050

CareTrack: Toward Appropriate Care for Low Back Pain.

Ramanathan SA, Hibbert PD, Maher CG, Day RO, Hindmarsh DM, Hooper TD, Hannaford NA, Runciman WB. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jul 1;42(13):E802-E809. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001972.

Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Postsurgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series.

Gudavalli MR, Olding K, Joachim G, Cox JM. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Jun

Chiropractic management of a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Chiropractic management of low back pain and low back-related leg complaints: a literature synthesis.

Chiropractic rehabilitation of a patient with S1 radiculopathy associated with a large lumbar disk herniation

Clinical Practice Guideline: Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of non-specific low back pain in primary care: an updated overview.

Oliveira CB, Maher CG, Pinto RZ, Traeger AC, Lin CC, Chenot JF, van Tulder M, Koes BW. Eur Spine J. 2018 Jul 3. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5673-2.

Comparative clinical effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and network meta-analyses.

Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial

Comparison of surgical treatment with direct repair versus conservative treatment in young patients with spondylolysis: a prospective, comparative, clinical trial.


Javier Martinez-Calderon, Mar Flores-Cortés, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Alejandro Luque-Suarez. Arch Phys Med and Rehab. August 29, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.08.470

Core Outcome Sets and Multidimensional Assessment Tools for Harmonizing Outcome Measure in Chronic Pain and Back Pain.

Kaiser U, Neustadt K, Kopkow C, Schmitt J, Sabatowski R. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Aug 29;4(3). pii: E63. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4030063.

Cost-Effectiveness of Non-Invasive and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Low Back Pain: a Systematic Literature Review.

Andronis L, Kinghorn P, Qiao S, Whitehurst DG, Durrell S, McLeod H. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2016 Aug

Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among US Public and Private Insurers.

Heyward J, Jones CM, Compton WM, Lin DH, Losby JL, Murimi IB, Baldwin GT, Ballreich JM, Thomas DA, Bicket MC, Porter L, Tierce JC, Alexander GC. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Oct 5;1(6):e183044. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3044.

Current concepts and recent advances in understanding and managing lumbar spine stenosis.

Bagley C, MacAllister M, Dosselman L, Moreno J, Aoun S, El Ahmadieh T. F1000Res. 2019 Jan 31;8. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-137. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.

Current management practices for patients presenting with low back pain to a large emergency department in Canada.

Nunn ML, Hayden JA, Magee K. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Feb 23;18(1):92. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1452-1.

Determining Predictive Outcome Factors for a Multimodal Treatment Program in Low Back Pain Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Adnan R, Van Oosterwijck J, Cagnie B, Dhondt E, Schouppe S, Van Akeleyen J, Logghe T, Danneels L. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Nov – Dec;40(9):659-667. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.09.001.

Diagnosis and management of low-back pain in primary care.

Traeger A, Buchbinder R, Harris I, Maher C. CMAJ. 2017 Nov 13;189(45):E1386-E1395. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170527.

Do changes in transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus during conservative treatment explain changes in clinical outcomes related to non-specific low back pain? A systematic review.

Do participants with low back pain who respond to spinal manipulative therapy differ biomechanically from nonresponders, untreated controls or asymptomatic controls?

Does a Better Perfusion of Deconditioned Muscle Tissue Release Chronic Low Back Pain?

Valdivieso P, Franchi MV, Gerber C, Flück M. Front Med (Lausanne). 2018 Mar 20;5:77. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00077.

Does adherence to treatment mediate the relationship between patients’ treatment outcome expectancies and the outcomes of pain intensity and recovery from acute low back pain?

Does maintained spinal manipulation therapy for chronic nonspecific low back pain result in better long-term outcome?

Senna MK, Machaly SA. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 15;36(18):1427-37. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181f5dfe0.

Does maintained spinal manipulation therapy for chronic nonspecific low back pain result in better long-term outcome?

Domains of Chronic Low Back Pain and Assessing Treatment Effectiveness: A Clinical Perspective.

Tagliaferri SD, Miller CT, Owen PJ, Mitchell UH, Brisby H, Fitzgibbon B, Masse-Alarie H, Van Oosterwijck J, Belavy DL. Pain Pract. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1111/papr.12846.

Domains of chronic low back pain and assessing treatment effectiveness: A clinical perspective.

Tagliaferri SD, Miller CT, Owen PJ, Mitchell UH, Brisby H, Fitzgibbon B, Masse-Alarie H, Van Oosterwijck J, Belavy DL. Pain Pract. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1111/papr.12846.

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

Early intervention in cauda equina syndrome associated with better outcomes: a myth or reality? insights from the nationwide inpatient sample database 2005-2011

Jai Deep Thakur, Christopher Storey, Piyush Kalakoti, Osama Ahmed, Rimal H. Dossani, Richard P. Menger, Kanika Sharma, Hai Sun, Anil Nanda. The Spine Journal. April 26, 2017 DOI:10.1016/j.spinee.2017.04.023

Effect of Butler’s neural tissue mobilization and Mulligan’s bent leg raise on pain and straight leg raise in patients of low back ache.

Tambekar N, Sabnis S, Phadke A, Bedekar N. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Apr

Effect of Massage on Clinical and Physiological Variables During Muscle Fatigue Task in Participants With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Crossover Study.

Daneau C, Cantin V, Descarreaux M. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0161-4754(17)30346-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.12.001.

Effect of subgroup-specific multimodal therapy on chronic spinal back pain and function-a prospective inpatient multicentre clinical trial in Germany.

Steinmetz A, Psczolla M, Seidel W, Niemier K, Derlien S, Nisser J. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jan;98(1):e13825. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013825.

Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back PainA Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial

Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Cynthia R. Long, PhD; Robert D. Vining, DC; et al. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180105. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0105

Effectiveness and Economic Evaluation of Chiropractic Care for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of Pragmatic Studies.

Blanchette MA, Stochkendahl MJ, Borges Da Silva R, Boruff J, Harrison P, Bussières A. PLoS One. 2016 Aug

Effectiveness of the addition of therapeutic alliance with minimal intervention in the treatment of patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain and low risk of involvement of psychosocial factors: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (TalkBack trial)

Felipe Ribeiro Cabral Fagundes, Caique de Melo do Espírito Santo, Francine Mendonça de Luna Teixeira, Thaís Vanelli Tonini and Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral BMC Trials 31 January 2017

Effectiveness, costs and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care and physiotherapy compared with information and advice in the treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Filip Gedin, Martin Skeppholm, Kristina Burström, Vibeke Sparring, Mesfin Tessma and Niklas Zethraeus. Trials 2017 18:613. 22 December 2017. Doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2351-3

Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial

Lars Christian Haugli Bråten, Ansgar Espeland, John-Anker Zwart et al. BMJ 2019; 367 :l5654. 16 October 2019. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.l5654

Expectation of recovery from low back pain: a longitudinal cohort study investigating patient characteristics related to expectations and the association between expectations and 3-month outcome.

Expectations influence treatment outcomes in patients with low back pain. A secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial.

Eklund A, De Carvalho D, Pagé I, Wong A, Johansson, Pohlman K, Hartvigsen J, Swain M. Eur J Pain. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1407.

Experiences and challenges to cross-sectoral care reported by patients with low back pain. A qualitative interview study.

Petersen L, Birkelund R, Schiøttz-Christensen B. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Feb 6;20(1):96. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-4952-x.

Feasibility of conducting an active exercise prehabilitation program in patients awaiting spinal stenosis surgery: a randomized pilot study.

Marchand AA, Suitner M, O’Shaughnessy J, Châtillon CÉ, Cantin V, Descarreaux M. Sci Rep. 2019 Aug 22;9(1):12257. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48736-7.

Flexion mobilizations with movement techniques: the immediate effects on range of movement and pain in subjects with low back pain.

Functional outcome of non-surgical and surgical management for de novo degenerative lumbar scoliosis: a mean follow-up of 10 years.

Faraj SSA, Haanstra TM, Martijn H, de Kleuver M, van Royen BJ. Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2017 Dec 5;12:35. doi: 10.1186/s13013-017-0143-x.

Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients With Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain.

Hays RD, Spritzer KL, Sherbourne CD, Ryan GW, Coulter ID. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 May 1;44(9):647-651. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002902.

Health insurance design and conservative therapy for low back pain.

Carey K, Ameli O, Garrity B, Rothendler J, Cabral H, McDonough C, Stein M, Saper R, Kazis L. Am J Manag Care. 2019 Jun 1;25(6):e182-e187.

Health-care utilisation for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based observational studies.

Beyera GK, O’Brien J, Campbell S. Rheumatol Int. 2019 Aug 28. doi: 10.1007/s00296-019-04430-5.

How Effective is Physical Therapy for Common Low Back Pain Diagnoses? A Multivariate Analysis of 4597 Patients.

Eleswarapu AS, Divi SN, Dirschl DR, Mok JM, Stout C, Lee MJ. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb

Hybrid Approach to Treatment Tailoring for Low Back Pain: A Proposed Model of Care.

Hodges PW. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jun;49(6):453-463. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8774.

Immediate effect of application of the pressure technique to the psoas major on lumbar lordosis.

Otsudo T, Mimura K, Akasaka K. J Phys Ther Sci. 2018 Oct;30(10):1323-1328. doi: 10.1589/jpts.30.1323.

Impaired neural drive in patients with low back pain.

Implementation interventions to improve the management of non-specific low back pain: a systematic review.

Mesner SA, Foster NE, French SD. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jun

Implementation interventions to improve the management of non-specific low back pain: a systematic review.

Mesner SA, Foster NE, French SD. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jun

Importance of Early Improvement In The Treatment of Low Back Pain With Physical Therapy.

Walston Z, McLester C. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Nov 15. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003318.

Individuals with lumbar spinal stenosis seek education and care focused on self-management – results of focus groups among participants enrolled in a randomized controlled trial

Andrew D. Lynch, Allyn M. Bove, Carlo Ammendolia, Michael Schneider. The Spine Journal. December 12, 2017. DOI:

Innovating to Improve Care for Low Back Pain in the Military Chiropractic Care Passes Muster

Daniel C. Cherkin, MA, PhD. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180106. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0106

Innovative treatments for back pain.

Moseley GL. Pain. 2016 Nov 21

Insurer Coverage of Nonpharmacological Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change

Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Steven Z. George, PT, PhD open access . JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183037. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3037

Integrative care for the management of low back pain: use of a clinical care pathway

Interdisciplinary Practice Models for Older Adults With Back Pain: A Qualitative Evaluation.

Salsbury SA, Goertz CM, Vining RD, Hondras MA, Andresen AA, Long CR, Lyons KJ, Killinger LZ, Wallace RB. Gerontologist. 2017 Jan 11. pii: gnw188. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw188.

Investigating the Primary Care Management of Low Back Pain: A Simulated Patient Study.

Is establishing a specialist back pain assessment and management service in primary care a safe and effective model? Twelve-month results from the Back pain Assessment Clinic (BAC) prospective cohort pilot study.

Moi JHY, Phan U, de Gruchy A, Liew D, Yuen TI, Cunningham JE, Wicks IP. BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 10;8(10):e019275. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019275.

Long-term trajectories of patients with neck pain and low back pain presenting to chiropractic care: A latent class growth analysis.

Ailliet L, Rubinstein SM, Hoekstra T, van Tulder MW, de Vet HCW. Eur J Pain. 2017 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1094.

Low back pain symptoms show a similar pattern of improvement following a wide range of primary care treatments: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

Artus M, van der Windt DA, Jordan KP, Hay EM. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Dec;49(12):2346-56. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq245. Epub 2010 Aug 16.

Lumbar spine fusion: what is the evidence?

Harris IA, Traeger A, Stanford R, Maher CG, Buchbinder R. Intern Med J. 2018 Dec;48(12):1430-1434. doi: 10.1111/imj.14120.

Management of Adult Lumbar Spine Problems for General Orthopaedic Surgeons: A Practical Guide.

Hoffman EG, Jain D, Radcliff K, Fischer CR, Hilibrand AS, Razi AE. Instr Course Lect. 2020;69:597-606.

Management of patients with low back pain: a survey of French chiropractors

Management of Symptomatic Lumbar Disk Herniation: An International Perspective.

Gadjradj PS, Arts MP, van Tulder MW, Rietdijk WJR, Peul WC, Harhangi BS. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002294.

Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study.

McMorland G, Suter E, Casha S, du Plessis SJ, Hurlbert RJ. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Oct;33(8):576-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.08.013.

McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy was slightly more effective than placebo for pain, but not for disability, in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomised placebo controlled trial with short and longer term follow-up

Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa et al. 2017, Jul 11. Br J Sports Med. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097327

Mechanisms for reducing low back pain: a mediation analysis of a multifaceted intervention in workers in elderly care.

Stevens ML, Boyle E, Hartvigsen J, Mansell G, Søgaard K, Jørgensen MB, Holtermann A, Rasmussen CDN. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2018 Sep 1. doi: 10.1007/s00420-018-1350-3.

Medical specialists care and hospital costs for low back pain in the Netherlands.

Itz CJ, Ramaekers BL, van Kleef M, Dirksen CD. Eur J Pain. 2016 Nov 8. doi: 10.1002/ejp.974.

Minimal physical therapy utilization compared with higher physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain: a systematic review

Heidi Ojha, et al. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 9 Feb 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1571135

National Clinical Guidelines for non-surgical treatment of patients with recent onset low back pain or lumbar radiculopathy.

Stochkendahl MJ, Kjaer P, Hartvigsen J, Kongsted A, Aaboe J, Andersen M, Andersen MØ, Fournier G, Højgaard B, Jensen MB, Jensen LD, Karbo T, Kirkeskov L, Melbye M, Morsel-Carlsen L, Nordsteen J, Palsson TS, Rasti Z, Silbye PF, Steiness MZ, Tarp S, Vaagholt M. Eur Spine J. 2017 Apr 20. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5099-2.

Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians.

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Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline.

Chou R, Deyo R, Friedly J, Skelly A, Hashimoto R, Weimer M, Fu R, Dana T, Kraegel P, Griffin J, Grusing S, Brodt ED. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.7326/M16-2459.

Nonsurgical Medical Treatment in the Management of Pain Due to Lumbar Disc Prolapse: A Network Meta-analysis

Rongzhong Huang, Zengdong Meng, Yu Cao, Jing Yu, … Lihong Jiang. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 4 March 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.02.012

Osteopathic manipulative treatment including specific diaphragm techniques improves pain and disability in chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomized trial

Mireia Martí-Salvador, Laura Hidalgo-Moreno, Julio Doménech-Fernández, Juan Francisco Lisón, Maria Dolores Arguisuelas. Archives of Physical medicine and Rehab. May 19, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.022

Overtreating Chronic Back Pain: Time to Back Off?

Paracetamol for low back pain.

Saragiotto BT, Machado GC, Ferreira ML, Pinheiro MB, Abdel Shaheed C, Maher CG. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun

Patient-centered professional practice models for managing low back pain in older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Goertz CM, Salsbury SA, Long CR, Vining RD, Andresen AA, Hondras MA, Lyons KJ, Killinger LZ, Wolinsky FD, Wallace RB. BMC Geriatr. 2017 Oct 13;17(1):235. doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0624-z.

Patient-reported improvements of pain, disability and health-related quality of life following chiropractic care for back pain – A national observational study in Sweden

Gedin, V. Dansk, A.-C. Egmar, T. Sundberg, K. Burström. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. February 21, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.02.012

Patients With Persistent Low Back Pain and Nerve Root Involvement: To Operate, Or Not To Operate, That Is The Question.

Petersen T, Juhl CB, Fournier GL. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Oct 25. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003304.

Patients’ perceived needs for allied health, and complementary and alternative medicines for low back pain: A systematic scoping review.

Chou L, Ranger TA, Peiris W, Cicuttini FM, Urquhart DM, Briggs AM, Wluka AE. Health Expect. 2018 Jul 7. doi: 10.1111/hex.12676.

Patients’ perceived needs of healthcare providers for low back pain management: a systematic scoping review.

Chou L, Ranger TA, Peiris W, Cicuttini FM, Urquhart DM, Sullivan K, Seneviwickrama M, Briggs AM, Wluka AE. Spine J. 2018 Jan 23. pii: S1529-9430(18)30008-1. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.01.006.

Patterns of health care utilization for low back pain

People with low back pain perceive needs for non-biomedical services in workplace, financial, social and household domains: a systematic review.

Chou L, Cicuttini FM, Urquhart DM, Anthony SN, Sullivan K, Seneviwickrama M, Briggs AM, Wluka AE. J Physiother. 2018 Apr;64(2):74-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2018.02.011.

People with low back pain want clear, consistent and personalised information on prognosis, treatment options and self-management strategies: a systematic review.

Lim YZ, Chou L, Au RT, Seneviwickrama KMD, Cicuttini FM, Briggs AM, Sullivan K, Urquhart DM, Wluka AE. J Physiother. 2019 Jul;65(3):124-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2019.05.010.

Persistence of pain in patients with chronic low back pain reported via weekly automated text messages over one year

Physiotherapy management of sciatica

Raymond WJG Ostelo. Journal of Physiotherapy. 11 April 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphys.2020.03.005

Physiotherapy management of sciatica

Raymond WJG Ostelo. Journal of Physiotherapy. 11 April 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphys.2020.03.005

Predictors of visit frequency for patients using ongoing chiropractic care for chronic low back and chronic neck pain; analysis of observational data

Patricia M. Herman, Sarah E. Edgington, Eric L. Hurwitz and Ian D. Coulter. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:298. 13 May 2020. DOI: 10.1186/s12891-020-03330-1

Primary care for low back pain: we don’t know the half of it.

Croft P, Sharma S, Foster NE. Pain. 2020 Apr;161(4):663-665. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001752.

Primary care for low back pain: we don’t know the half of it.

Croft P, Sharma S, Foster NE. Pain. 2019 Nov 9. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001752.

Primary care management of non-specific low back pain: key messages from recent clinical guidelines

Matheus Almeida, Bruno Saragiotto, Bethan Richards and Chris G Maher. Med J Aust 2018; 208 (6): 272-275. doi: 10.5694/mja17.01152

Primary care management of non-specific low back pain: key messages from recent clinical guidelines.

Almeida M, Saragiotto B, Richards B, Maher CG. Med J Aust. 2018 Apr 2;208(6):272-275.

Professional barriers and facilitators to using stratified care approaches for managing non-specific low back pain: a qualitative study with Canadian physiotherapists and chiropractors

Fadi M. AL Zoubi, Simon D. French, Andrea M. Patey, Nancy E. Mayo and André E. Bussières. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 13 December 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12998-019-0286-3

RACGP: Approach to low back pain –Chiropractic

Recurrence of Pain After Usual Nonoperative Care for Symptomatic Lumbar Disk Herniation: Analysis of Data From the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial.

Suri P, Pearson AM, Scherer EA, Zhao W, Lurie JD, Morgan TS, Weinstein JN. PM R. 2016 May

Relationship between early prescription dispensing patterns and work disability in a cohort of low back pain workers’ compensation claimants: a historical cohort study.

Carnide N, Hogg-Johnson S, Koehoorn M, Furlan AD, Côté P. Occup Environ Med. 2019 May 15. pii: oemed-2018-105626. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105626

Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department.

Seeking care for low back pain in the general population: a two-year follow-up study: results from the MUSIC-Norrtälje Study.

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Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Similar Effects of Thrust and Nonthrust Spinal Manipulation Found in Adults With Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Controlled Trial With Adaptive Allocation.

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Spinal Compression Fracture Management: A Review of Current Treatment Strategies and Possible Future Avenues.

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Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Other Conservative Treatments for Low Back Pain: A Guideline From the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative

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Stimulation of the L2-L3 Dorsal Root Ganglia Induces Effective Pain Relief in the Low Back.

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Subsequent healthcare utilization associated with early physical therapy for new episodes of low back pain in older adults.

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Systemic Pharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline.

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Tactile Feedback can be Used to Redistribute Flexion Motion Across Spine Motion Segments.

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The cognitive impact of chronic low back pain: Positive effect of multidisciplinary pain therapy.

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The effect of obesity on treatment outcomes for low back pain

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The Effectiveness and Safety of Manual Therapy on Pain and Disability in Older Persons With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review.

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The Effectiveness of Lumbar Transforaminal Injection of Steroid for the Treatment of Radicular Pain: A Comprehensive Review of the Published Data.

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The effectiveness of the McKenzie method in addition to first-line care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

The Effects of Vibration and Muscle Fatigue on Trunk Sensorimotor Control in Low Back Pain Patients

The immediate effect of multiple mechanical impulses on electromyography and pressure pain thresholds of lumbar latent trigger points: an experimental study.

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The Impact of Timing of Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain on Health Services Utilization: A Systematic Review.

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The Lancet. Low Back Pain Series

Low back pain: a major global challenge Stephanie Clark, Richard Horton What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention Jan Hartvigsen, Mark J Hancock, Alice Kongsted, Quinette Louw, Manuela L Ferreira, Stéphane Genevay, Damian Hoy, Jaro Karppinen, Glenn Pransky, Joachim Sieper, Rob J Smeets, Martin Underwood on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions Nadine E Foster, Johannes R Anema, Dan Cherkin, Roger Chou, Steven P Cohen, Douglas P Gross, Paulo H Ferreira, Julie M Fritz, Bart W Koes, Wilco Peul, Judith A Turner, Chris G Maher on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group Low back pain: a call for action Rachelle Buchbinder, Maurits van Tulder, Birgitta Öberg, Lucíola Menezes Costa, Anthony Woolf, Mark Schoene, Peter Croft on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group

The Nordic back pain subpopulation program: the long-term outcome pattern in patients with low back pain treated by chiropractors in Sweden.

The Nordic maintenance care program – case management of chiropractic patients with low back pain: A survey of Swedish chiropractors

The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain—A pragmatic randomized controlled trial

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The Nordic maintenance care program: maintenance care reduces the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increases the length of pain free periods for dysfunctional patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain – a secondary analysis of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

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Treatment Effect Sizes for Pain and Disability Are Moderated by the Delivery Approach for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in a Population With Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review With a Meta-Regression Approach.

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What decreases low back pain? A qualitative study of patient perspectives.

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What is usual care for low back pain? A systematic review of healthcare provided to patients with low back pain in family practice and emergency departments.

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Who will have Sustainable Employment After a Back Injury? The Development of a Clinical Prediction Model in a Cohort of Injured Workers.

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