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For: neck and back pain

Whiplash and neck pain: what’s most cost-effective?

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GPs Tom Rowley and Michael Horsfield write their debut MSK Elf blog on a recent systematic review, which investigates the most cost-effective interventions for the management of whiplash-associated and neck pain-associated disorders.

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Will it hurt? Chronic pain and psychological functioning

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Kirsten Lawson examines a recent meta-analysis of psychological functioning in people living with chronic pain. She discovers that anxiety is more common than depression in people with chronic pain and that practitioners should prioritise psychological functioning when caring for patients suffering from chronic pain.

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Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain – does it work?

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Nicky Butler considers looks at a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain.

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Interventions to reduce imaging use in low-back pain

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In this blog, Nicky Butler considers a systematic review that investigated the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the use of imaging and, consequently, improve both medical practice and my patients’ outcomes.

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Does massage improve pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions?

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In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a review, which examined whether as a stand alone treatment massage therapy had a beneficial effect on pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions.

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The effect of lifting during work on Low Back Pain

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In this blog, Abiodun Adefolarin takes a look at a meta-analysis of observational studies, which is a health impact assessment of the effect of lifting on low back pain.

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Effects of pilates exercise programmes for chronic low back pain

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In her debut blog, Jacquelyn Ryan asks if Pilates exercise programmes help chronic low back pain. Jacquelyn considers a new systematic review, which examined the literature to determine the effectiveness of Pilates exercises on pain and disability on chronic low back pain.

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Effectiveness of dry needling Myofascial Trigger Points for neck and shoulder pain

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In her debut blog, Catherine McRitchie considers a systematic review and a meta analysis, which examines the effectiveness of dry needling Myofascial Trigger Points for neck and shoulder pain.

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