Cognitive behavioural treatment may work for low-back pain

Low-back pain is a common and costly problem. This study estimated the effectiveness of a group cognitive behavioural intervention in addition to best practice advice in people with low-back pain in primary care.

Over 1 year, the cognitive behavioural intervention had a sustained effect on troublesome subacute and chronic low-back pain at a low cost to the health-care provider.

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Image source: Different regions (curvatures) of the vertebral column, Wikipedia, public domain.

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