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Title: What is the most effective treatment for acute low back pain?
Author: Harwood, Marc I.; St. Anna, Leilani
Keywords: steroids
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
activity level
pain relief
Date: 2002-02
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 51(2) 2002: 118.
Abstract: 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 than acetaminophen (grade: D). Muscle relaxants are effective for short-term relief of acute low back pain (grade: A), but there is no added benefit when they are used in combination with NSAIDs (grade: B). Advice to remain active speeds recovery compared with short-term bed rest (grade: A). There is no consistent evidence that epidural steroid injections are effective for acute low back pain (grade: D). Spinal manipulation or back exercises are no more effective than medications alone (grade: B).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2880

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