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341. WITHDRAWN: Injection therapy for subacute and chronic benign low-back pain. (Abstract)

WITHDRAWN: Injection therapy for subacute and chronic benign low-back pain. Injection with anaesthetics and/or steroids is one of the treatment modalities used in patients with chronic low back pain which needs evaluation with respect to the effectiveness on short and long term pain relief.To evaluate the effectiveness of injection therapy in patients with low back pain lasting longer than one month. We distinguished between three injection sites: facet joint, epidural or local injections.We (...) searched the Medline and Embase databases up to 1996 and other search methods as advocated by the Back Review Group search strategy. Abstracts and unpublished studies were not included.Randomized controlled trials of injection therapy for pain relief (although additional treatments were allowed) in patients with benign low back pain lasting longer than one month and not originating from cancer.Two authors independently assessed the trials for methodological quality. Subgroup analyses were made between

2007 Cochrane

342. WITHDRAWN: Advice to stay active as a single treatment for low-back pain and sciatica. (Abstract)

WITHDRAWN: Advice to stay active as a single treatment for low-back pain and sciatica. Low back pain is one of the most common conditions managed in primary care. Restricted activity, rest, and symptomatic analgesics are the most commonly prescribed treatment for low back pain and sciatica.To assess the effects of advice to stay active as single treatment for patients with low back pain.Computerised searches in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Sport, The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Musculoskeletal (...) Group's Trials Register and Scisearch, and scanning of reference lists from relevant articles were undertaken. Relevant studies were also traced by contacting authors. Date of the most recent searches: December 1998.We included all randomised trials or quasi-randomised trials where the study population consisted of adult patients with low back pain or sciatica, in which one comparison group was advised to stay active. The main outcomes of interest were pain, functional status, recovery and return

2007 Cochrane

343. Prolotherapy injections for chronic low-back pain. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Prolotherapy injections for chronic low-back pain. Prolotherapy involves repeated injections of irritant solutions to strengthen lumbosacral ligaments and reduce some types of chronic low-back pain; spinal manipulation and exercises are often used to enhance its effectiveness.To determine the efficacy of prolotherapy in adults with chronic low-back pain.We searched CENTRAL 2006, Issue 3 and MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and AMED from their respective beginnings to October 2006, with no restrictions (...) with a total of 366 participants. All measured pain or disability levels at six months, and four measured the proportion of participants reporting a greater than 50% reduction in pain or disability scores. Three randomized controlled trials (206 participants) found that prolotherapy injections alone are no more effective than control injection for chronic low-back pain and disability. At six months, there was no difference between groups in mean pain or disability scores (2 RCTs; 184 participants

2007 Cochrane

344. Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes?

Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes? Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes? Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes? Barone D, Gangaway J M CRD summary This review concluded that aquatic physical therapy is effective in improving pain and a range of other outcomes inpatients with low back pain. However, the majority of the evidence was non-randomised, no validity assessment was conducted, and the review process (...) was poorly reported. It is therefore difficult to determine the reliability of the conclusions. Authors' objectives To assess the evidence for aquatic physical therapy (APT) for orthopaedic low back pain (LBP). Searching PubMed, PEDro, CINAHL, Hooked on Evidence and the Cochrane Library were searched. The aquatic therapy bibliography (APTA) was also searched and references were cross-checked. The search terms were reported but not the search dates. Only studies published in peer-reviewed journals were

2007 DARE.

345. Meta-analysis of psychological interventions for chronic low back pain

Meta-analysis of psychological interventions for chronic low back pain Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 DARE.

346. Effectiveness of workplace rehabilitation interventions in the treatment of work-related low back pain: a systematic review

Effectiveness of workplace rehabilitation interventions in the treatment of work-related low back pain: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 DARE.

347. Effect sizes of non-surgical treatments of non-specific low-back pain

Effect sizes of non-surgical treatments of non-specific low-back pain Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 DARE.

348. Advice for the management of low back pain: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Advice for the management of low back pain: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 DARE.

349. Epidural steroid injections for low back pain and sciatica

Epidural steroid injections for low back pain and sciatica Epidural steroid injections for low back pain and sciatica Epidural steroid injections for low back pain and sciatica Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Epidural steroid injections for low back pain and sciatica. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2007 Authors' objectives

Epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a nonsurgical treatment for managing low back pain and sciatica caused by disc herniation or degenerative changes in the vertebrae. The goal of ESI is to relieve pain, improve function, and reduce the need for surgical intervention.

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2007 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

350. Radiofrequency ablation for chronic low back pain

Radiofrequency ablation for chronic low back pain Radiofrequency ablation for chronic low back pain Radiofrequency ablation for chronic low back pain HAYES, Inc. Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation HAYES, Inc.. Radiofrequency ablation for chronic low back pain. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2007 Authors' objectives Radiofrequency (...) ablation (RFA) is a percutaneous treatment for chronic spinal pain using radiowave-induced heat to create a lesion in a spinal sensory nerve. The goal of RFA is to relieve pain by interrupting the transmission of pain signals from the sensory nerve to the brain. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Pain /surgery Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English language summary

2007 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

351. Assessment of diclofenac or spinal manipulative therapy, or both, in addition to recommended first-line treatment for acute low back pain: a randomised controlled trial. (Abstract)

Assessment of diclofenac or spinal manipulative therapy, or both, in addition to recommended first-line treatment for acute low back pain: a randomised controlled trial. We aimed to investigate whether the addition of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or spinal manipulative therapy, or both, would result in faster recovery for patients with acute low back pain receiving recommended first-line care.240 patients with acute low back pain who had seen their general practitioner and had been (...) disturbances, dizziness, and heart palpitations. Half of these patients were in the active diclofenac group, the other half were taking placebo. One patient taking active diclofenac had a suspected hypersensitivity reaction and ceased treatment.Patients with acute low back pain receiving recommended first-line care do not recover more quickly with the addition of diclofenac or spinal manipulative therapy.

2007 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

352. A brief pain management program compared with physical therapy for low back pain: results from an economic analysis alongside a randomized clinical trial

A brief pain management program compared with physical therapy for low back pain: results from an economic analysis alongside a randomized clinical trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

353. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

354. Active exercise, education, and cognitive behavioral therapy for persistent disabling low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Active exercise, education, and cognitive behavioral therapy for persistent disabling low back pain: a randomized controlled trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

355. Addition of choice of complementary therapies to usual care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Addition of choice of complementary therapies to usual care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

356. A clinical prediction rule predicted outcome in patients with low back pain having spinal manipulation and exercise treatment Full Text available with Trip Pro

A clinical prediction rule predicted outcome in patients with low back pain having spinal manipulation and exercise treatment A clinical prediction rule predicted outcome in patients with low back pain having spinal manipulation and exercise treatment | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log (...) in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here A clinical prediction rule predicted outcome in patients with low back pain having spinal manipulation and exercise treatment Article Text

2006 Evidence-Based Medicine

357. Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in terms of disability, pain scores, and functional status.Randomised controlled trial.Orthopaedic clinic in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.129 patients with chronic low back pain.Acupressure or physical therapy for one month.Self administered Chinese versions of standard outcome measures for low back pain (primary outcome: Roland and Morris disability questionnaire (...) . The improvement in disability score in the acupressure group compared with the physical group remained at six month follow-up. Statistically significant differences also occurred between the two groups for all six domains of the core outcome, pain visual scale, and modified Oswestry disability questionnaire after treatment and at six month follow-up.Acupressure was effective in reducing low back pain in terms of disability, pain scores, and functional status. The benefit was sustained for six months.

2006 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

358. A randomised controlled trial of acupuncture care for persistent low back pain: cost effectiveness analysis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A randomised controlled trial of acupuncture care for persistent low back pain: cost effectiveness analysis. To evaluate the cost effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of persistent non-specific low back pain.Cost effectiveness analysis of a randomised controlled trial.Three private acupuncture clinics and 18 general practices in York, England.241 adults aged 18-65 with non-specific low back pain of 4-52 weeks' duration.Ten individualised acupuncture treatments over three months from (...) months was 0.012 QALYs (95% confidence interval -0.033 to 0.058) and at 24 months was 0.027 QALYs (-0.056 to 0.110), leading to a base case estimate of 4241 pounds sterling per QALY gained. This result was robust to sensitivity analysis. The probabilistic sensitivity analysis showed acupuncture to have a more than 90% chance of being cost effective at a pound20 000 cost per QALY threshold.A short course of traditional acupuncture for persistent non-specific low back pain in primary care confers

2006 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

359. Randomised controlled trial of a short course of traditional acupuncture compared with usual care for persistent non-specific low back pain. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised controlled trial of a short course of traditional acupuncture compared with usual care for persistent non-specific low back pain. To determine whether a short course of traditional acupuncture improves longer term outcomes for patients with persistent non-specific low back pain in primary care.Pragmatic, open, randomised controlled trial.Three private acupuncture clinics and 18 general practices in York, England.241 adults aged 18-65 with non-specific low back pain of 4-52 weeks (...) was found of an effect of acupuncture on persistent non-specific low back pain at 12 months, but stronger evidence of a small benefit at 24 months. Referral to a qualified traditional acupuncturist for a short course of treatment seems safe and acceptable to patients with low back pain.ISRCTN80764175 [controlled-trials.com].

2006 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

360. The value of a pantaloon cast test in surgical decision making for chronic low back pain patients: a systematic review of the literature supplemented with a prospective cohort study

The value of a pantaloon cast test in surgical decision making for chronic low back pain patients: a systematic review of the literature supplemented with a prospective cohort study Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.