A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pain neuroscience education for chronic low back pain: Short‐and long‐term outcomes of pain and disability

@article{Wood2019ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pain neuroscience education for chronic low back pain: Short‐and long‐term outcomes of pain and disability},
  author={Lianne Wood and Paul Hendrick},
  journal={European Journal of Pain},
  year={2019},
  volume={23},
  pages={234 - 249}
}
Pain neuroscience education (PNE) has shown promising ability in previous reviews to improve pain and disability in chronic low back pain (CLBP). This review aimed to evaluate randomized controlled trials comparing the effectiveness of PNE on pain and disability in CLBP. 
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