The problem that is Low Back Pain - part 2
We know that low back back is a problem
With regards the prevention and treatment of low back pain, what works? This research paper, the second in a series published in the Lancet journal, gives a summary overview of of the best evidence based techniques and current recommendation from various countries.
Here are the key points:
- Guidelines recommend self-management, physical and psychological therapies, and some forms of complementary medicine.
- De-emphasise drug and surgical treatments
- Use imaging such as X-Rays and MRI scans prudently
- Guidelines recommend manual therapy as adjunctive treatment
- Exercise combined with education is recommended for secondary prevention
At Mount Merrion Chartered Physiotherapy we have been adhering to the key points for many years as new evidence for best practice has filtered through. As such we feel confident we have and will continue to provide our clients with the most up to date and complete care which can be offered in a conservative treatment setting.