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Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck and/or Back Pain: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness

Published on: June 29, 2017
Project Number: RC0898-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of acute or chronic neck and/or back pain?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of acute or chronic neck and/or back pain?

Key Message

Evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy for the management of neck and/or back pain was generally favourable or neutral, and no adverse effects were reported; however, the body of evidence was limited and was largely low- to moderate- in quality. No studies were identified that compared the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy and opioids. No evidence for the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of acute or chronic neck and/or back pain was identified.

Tags

anesthesia, back, back pain, low back pain, neck, neck pain, pain, physical therapy modalities, physical therapy specialty, musculoskeletal, neck, back pain, backache, backaches, Spine, Spinal, Pain, Physiotherapy, Physiotherapies, Physiotherapist