Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain

Publication Date: April 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

Given that most patients with acute or subacute low back pain improve over time regardless of treatment, clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat (moderate-quality evidence), massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation (low-quality evidence). If pharmacologic treatment is desired, clinicians and patients should select nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or skeletal muscle relaxants. (SM)
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Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain

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