Low Back Pain Management: Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain. Recommendations and guidelines via the Nation Institute of Clinical Excellence.
Recommend treatment options based of clinical evidence based medicine:
● Manual Therapy:
– Course of manual therapy, including spinal manipulation*
– up to 9 sessions over up to 12 weeks
(*The manual therapies reviewed were spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and massage. Collectively these are all manual therapy. Mobilisation and massage are performed by a wide variety of practitioners. Manipulation can be performed by osteopaths and chiropractors, as well as by doctors and physiotherapists who have undergone specialist postgraduate training in manipulation).
– Course of acupuncture needling
– Up to 10 sessions over up to 12 weeks.
● Structured exercise programme:
– Up to 8 sessions over up to 12 weeks
– Supervised exercise programme, tailored to the individual
– May include aerobic activity, movement instruction, muscle strengthening, postural control and stretching
In addition the National Institute of Clinical Excellence have NOT recommended the following:
● ISSRIs for treating pain
● Injections of therapeutic substances into the back
● Laser therapy
● Interferential therapy
● Therapeutic ultrasound
● Lumbar supports
Further information in the evidence-based treatment and management of low back pain can be found at: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG88/NICEGuidance/pdf/English.
Alternatively please contact us at Dynamic Osteopaths. We can offer you with friendly support and advice with questions and concerns you may have.
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We have osteopathic clinics with Henley In Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham. Our clinics provide fast and effective treatment for back pain and joint pain, which coincide to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines.