Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with massage.

  title={Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with massage.},
  author={Marta Imamura and Andrea D Furlan and Trish Dryden and Emma Irvin},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={8 1},
The management of chronic low back pain (CLBP) has proven to be very challenging in North America, as evidenced by its mounting socioeconomic burden. Choosing amongst available nonsurgical therapies can be overwhelming for many stakeholders, including patients, health providers, policy makers, and third-party payers. Although all parties share a common goal and wish to use limited health-care resources to support interventions most likely to result in clinically meaningful improvements, there… CONTINUE READING

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