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TABLE 157Mean baseline pain for each treatment category (based on arm level data for studies included in the MTC analyses)

Treatment categoryNo. of studies (no. of RCTs/Q-RCTs)Mean baseline pain
Alternative/non-traditionalNot reported
Intraoperative interventions7 (7)59.8
Active PT/exercise therapy2 (2)60.0
Chemonucleolysis5 (3)60.2
Education/advice1 (1)60.7
Inactive control18 (17)63.3
Opioids2 (2)63.3
Non-opioids12 (10)64.4
Usual/conventional care4 (3)65.8
Activity restriction3 (3)66.8
Epidural/intradiscal injection11 (11)67.6
Traction4 (4)68.0
Passive PT3 (3)68.3
Disc surgery15 (11)68.7
Biological agents2 (1)76.5

From: 7, Mixed treatment comparisons: results

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