How important is it to follow the research guidelines for acute low back pain?

“Oh, I don’t follow the research guidelines because everybody is different and experience is more important than evidence!” So, that sounds like an interesting statement so today we are going to look at how successful treatment is comparing between guideline-driven vs non-guideline driven treatments. In particular, how important is it to follow the research guidelines for acute low back pain?

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  • Stevans, Joel M., et al. “Risk Factors Associated With Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain in US Patients Seeking Primary Care.” JAMA Network Open 4.2 (2021): e2037371-e2037371.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).