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Clinical prediction for success of interventions for managing low back pain

Hebert, J.J., Koppenhaver, S.L., Fritz, J.M. and Parent, E.C. (2008) Clinical prediction for success of interventions for managing low back pain. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 27 (3). pp. 463-479.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csm.2008.03.002
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Abstract

Treatment-based classification, one approach to subgrouping patients with "nonspecific" lower back pain, focuses on identifying clusters of findings from the history and clinical examination that predict a more favorable outcome with a specific treatment approach. By matching patients with the appropriate specific exercise, stabilization exercise, spinal manipulation, or traction treatment, providers may expect a high probability of a successful clinical outcome. This article reviews the evidence for various interventions commonly used in the treatment of lower back pain.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Ltd
Copyright: © 2008 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10753
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