Effectiveness of a low back pain classification system.

  title={Effectiveness of a low back pain classification system.},
  author={H. Hall and Greg McIntosh and Christina A Boyle},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={9 8},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT One goal of low back pain (LBP) assessment is to direct clinicians to specific subgroups that benefit from particular treatment approaches. PURPOSE To compare outcomes in a nonoperative care setting between patients assessed and treated based on a diagnostic system of LBP classification with patients managed without a classification system. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING A prospective double-cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE Mechanical LBP cases (n=2110) who started a rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING
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