Top 11 recommendations for best practice care in MSK pain

What do high-quality Clinical Practice Guidelines have to say?

The largest cause of disability worldwide is due to musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. MSK pain has also become a major societal burden due to poor quality healthcare. which is thought to be due to gaps that exist between the growing body of evidence and the daily practice of healthcare providers.

Poor quality healthcare brings about 2 things:

  1. waste of healthcare resources; and
  2. inappropriate patient care.

In an effort to search for the best recommendations in MSK pain management, the authors reviewed high-quality Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) to identify a recurring theme.


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