Does Intensive Patient Education Help Acute Back? – No

2 hour session of patient education did not help pain at 3 month followup.

Effect of Intensive Patient Education vs Placebo Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain A Randomized Clinical Trial
Adrian C. Traege
JAMA Neurology in press 2018
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2712902

 

Comment – not surprising when 85% will be better in 6 weeks anyway.

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