• How effective are exercise and physical therapy for chronic low back pain? 

    Carter, Inge R.; St. Anna, Leilani (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2002-03)
    Exercise is more effective for chronic low back pain than treatment with medication plus return to usual activity and as effective as conventional physiotherapy. The evidence is less consistent in showing that any particular ...
  • What is the most effective treatment for acute low back pain? 

    Harwood, Marc I.; St. Anna, Leilani (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2002-02)
    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are more effective than placebo for pain relief in patients with acute low back pain (grade of recommendation: A). There is no consistent evidence that NSAIDs are more effective ...