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Low back pain--a community-based study of care-seeking and therapeutic effectiveness.

Authors
  • Jacob, T
  • Zeev, A
  • Epstein, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Disability and rehabilitation
Publication Date
Jan 21, 2003
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
67–76
Identifiers
PMID: 12554381
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Individuals reporting severe LBP were more likely to seek care. The treatment utilities perceived to be most effective were alternative medicine and therapeutic exercises, whereas the least effective were physicians' office visits. A gap was found between clinical guidelines and physicians referrals for other therapeutic interventions.

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