NICE Guidelines

NICE guidelines for the early management of persistent, non-specific lower back pain.
Clinical guidelines, CG88 - Issued: May 2009

Based on the best independent clinical evidence, the NICE guidelines set out the most effective way to treat persistent mechanical, non-specific low back pain and advises medics so that the patient can receive the best possible outcomes in their treatment. These guidelines are followed by NHS and professionals in the treatment of said conditions in in England and Wales.

Non-specific low back pain is caused by problems with structures in the back, such as joints, discs, muscles, tendons or ligaments. The guideline covers the management of pain that has lasted for longer than 6 weeks but less than a year.

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