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Low back pain: Which treatments work? - The evidence.

Hannah Bourne

Less invasive treatments should be first port of call for low back pain.

Take Home Messages: There are may options for the treatment of low back pain, including interdisciplinary rehabilitation, epidural steroid injections and surgery. Less invasive treatment should be trialed first as more invasive treatments are associated with an increased risk of complications.  Sophisticated tests and imaging are often unhelpful in diagnosis. Why the research matters:  Low back pain is a common and debilit...

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