Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain: summary of NICE guidance

Savigny, Pauline; Watson, Paul; Underwood, Martin
June 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;6/13/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7708, p1441
Academic Journal
The article summarizes recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the early management of non-specific low back pain. Therapies for low back pain included in the NICE recommendations include an exercise programme, a course of manual therapy or a course of acupuncture. Some of the treatments not recommended for this pain include radiography of the lumbar spine, laser therapy and injections of therapeutic substances into the back. Surgical procedures recommended by the NICE are also outlined.


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