Review: Evidence for the effectiveness of nonsurgical interventions for low back pain and radiculopathy is limited

Rothschild, Bruce; Chou, R.
October 2009
ACP Journal Club;10/20/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p7
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted to evaluate if nonsurgical treatments are effective for low back pain and radiculopathy. The results indicate that evidence supporting the effectiveness of nonsurgical interventions for low back pain and radiculopathy is limited. It states that accurate diagnosis is essential as treatment may vary depending on the etiology of a particular pattern of back pain as intensive rehabilitation with cognitive behavioral therapy is of equal value to fusion surgery.


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