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Prescribing Conservative Treatment For Low Back Pain

F. Balagué, J. Dudler
Published 2010 · Medicine

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As clinicians, prescribing conservative treatment is an essential part of our daily activity. Prescriptions are based on knowledge, and evidences are available for the different therapies in LBP. However, evidence is just a measure of the generalizability, or external validity, of the efficacy of a given treatment. In other terms, how well some form of treatment performs for an “average patient” or a group of patients, a measure usually defined within the frame of a scientific study. In an era of limited healthcare resources, all our patients would be ideally “average,” and treatments would be evidence-based. Only treatments demonstrated to be effective would be considered and used for LBP, as for any other condition.
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