The efficacy, safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound and shock wave therapies for low back pain: a systematic review.

@article{Seco2011TheES,
  title={The efficacy, safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound and shock wave therapies for low back pain: a systematic review.},
  author={Jesus Seco and Francisco M Kovacs and Gerard Urr{\'u}tia},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={966-77}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Shock wave and especially ultrasound are commonly used to treat low back pain (LBP) in routine practice. PURPOSE To assess the evidence on the efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and safety of ultrasound and shock wave to treat LBP. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. METHODS An electronic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases up to July 2009 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing vibrotherapy with placebo or… CONTINUE READING
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