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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7333
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Efficacy of conservative interventions to treat/prevent low back pain in young patients


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Low back pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of conservative interventions

Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23(10):2046-58.

Contributing Authors: ZA Michaleff SJ Kamper CG Maher R Evans C Broderick N Henschke

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Synopsis

15 randomized controlled trials (4 RCTs on intervention and 11 RCTs on prevention) were included in this meta-analysis/systematic review to determine the effectiveness of conservative treatments to treat and prevent low back pain in children/adolescents. Pooled analysis revealed that patients who participated in an exercise program indicated pain intensity improvement in comparison to patients wit...

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