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


( Last Updated : June 29, 2017)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary with Critical Appraisal
Project Number:
RC0898-000

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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.