The effectiveness of the McKenzie method in addition to first-line care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Machado2010TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of the McKenzie method in addition to first-line care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={L A Machado and Christopher G. Maher and Robert D. Herbert and Helen A Clare and James H. McAuley},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundLow back pain is a highly prevalent and disabling condition worldwide. Clinical guidelines for the management of patients with acute low back pain recommend first-line treatment consisting of advice, reassurance and simple analgesics. Exercise is also commonly prescribed to these patients. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term effect of adding the McKenzie method to the first-line care of patients with acute low back pain.MethodsA multi-centre randomized… CONTINUE READING
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