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Physiotherapy in early phase of low back pain

Author(s): Markku Paatelma

Journal: Orthopedic Research and Reviews
ISSN 1179-1462

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Markku PaatelmaDepartment of Education, Auron – OMT Center, Helsinki, FinlandAbstract: Low back pain (LBP) is a substantial health problem and has subsequently attracted a considerable amount of research both in the early and chronic phases. Chronic, nonspecific LBP indicates limited effectiveness from most commonly applied interventions and approaches, but it seems to be opposite in the early phase. Intervention is more effective than advice on staying active in acute LBP, leading to more rapid improvement in function, mood, quality of life, and general health. We compared physiotherapy (PT) that involved 3–7 treatment sessions based on subclassification in early phase LBP (acute and subacute LBP lasting

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