Ann Intern Med 2007 Oct;147(7):492-504
Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA.
Background: Many nonpharmacologic therapies are available for treatment of low back pain.
Purpose: To assess benefits and harms of acupuncture, back schools, psychological therapies, exercise therapy, functional restoration, interdisciplinary therapy, massage, physical therapies (interferential therapy, low-level laser therapy, lumbar supports, shortwave diathermy, superficial heat, traction, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and ultrasonography), spinal manipulation, and yoga for acute or chronic low back pain (with or without leg pain).
Data Sources: English-language studies were identified through searches of MEDLINE (through November 2006) and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2006, Issue 4). Read More