From Medscape Special Reports

Special Report: A Back Pain Update

November 11, 2013

Perspectives and News

5 Tests to Avoid in Back Pain
Dr. Nathan Wei looks at 5 tests and treatments for back pain that the North American Spine Society wants you to use with caution.

Medication-Free Back Pain Relief?
A contorting approach to chronic low back pain appears safe and effective.

The Link Between Vitamin D and Back Pain
Is there a link between back pain and hypovitaminosis D? This study investigates the possible association in postmenopausal women.

Dose Osteopathic Intervention Work in Lower Back Pain?
What do we know about osteopathic intervention in chronic non-specific low back pain? This study reviews the available evidence.

Editor's Note

On October 9, 2013, the North American Spine Society (NASS) released a list of 5 tests and treatments to use sparingly in spine and back pain care as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. This collection features a quick reference guide to the new recommendations, plus other recent advances in managing back pain.
-- Bret Stetka, Editorial Director, Medscape Rheumatology

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