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Prim Care. 2012 Sep;39(3):533-46. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2012.06.008. Epub 2012 Jul 30.

Complementary and alternative medicine treatments for low back pain.

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Department of Applied Psychosocial Medicine, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, 1601 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304, USA. daniel.marlowe@sr-ahec.org

Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine, often referred to as integrated medicine, is often used for the treatment of low back pain. This article presents 6 therapies (ie, behavioral treatment, acupuncture, manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroreflexotherapy, and herbal treatments), which are discussed in terms of the specifics of the modality, as well as the empirical evidence related to their effectiveness.

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22958563
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10.1016/j.pop.2012.06.008
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