Effect of firmness of mattress on chronic non-specific low-back pain: randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial

@article{Kovacs2003EffectOF,
  title={Effect of firmness of mattress on chronic non-specific low-back pain: randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial},
  author={Francisco M Kovacs and V{\'i}ctor Abraira and Andr{\'e}s Klaus Runge Pe{\~n}a and Jos{\'e} Gerardo Mart{\'i}n-Rodr{\'i}guez and Nicole Mufraggi},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362},
  pages={1599-1604}
}
BACKGROUND A firm mattress is commonly believed to be beneficial for low-back pain, although evidence supporting this recommendation is lacking. We assessed the effect of different firmnesses of mattresses on the clinical course of patients with chronic non-specific low-back pain. METHODS In a randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial, we assessed 313 adults who had chronic non-specific low-back pain, but no referred pain, who complained of backache while lying in bed and on… CONTINUE READING

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