Noticeable improvement in acute and persistent low-back pain after 6 weeks
The prognosis of acute and persistent low-back pain: a meta-analysisCMAJ. 2012 Aug 7;184(11):E613-24. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.111271. Epub 2012 May 14
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In this systematic review, 33 cohort studies (consisting of 11,166 participants) examining the clinical course of pain and disability in patients suffering from acute and persistent low-back pain were evaluated. Pooled results demonstrated that by 6 weeks, patients experienced a significant improvement in pain and disability. However, beyond those 6 weeks, the rate of recovery slowed down and eve...
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