Reassurance for acute low back pain

...does it help?

Clinicians often spend time reassuring patients with low back pain to reduce their fears about their condition and to reduce future self-reported disability and healthcare use.

Primary care guidelines for the management of low back pain advise clinicians to focus on providing reassurance that back pain is benign and on advice that encourages self-management, and there is evidence that patient education does increase feelings of reassurance among these patients.


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