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Manual Therapy for Persistent or Chronic Non-Specific Back Pain: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: October 8, 2019
Project Number: RA1071-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific back pain?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific back pain?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific back pain?

Key Message

Six systematic reviews (four with meta-analyses) were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific back pain. In addition, three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific back pain.