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Low back pain series from ‘The Lancet’

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A series of three impactful papers on low back pain are published today in “The Lancet” by an international group of authors.

Low back pain: a major global challenge (comment) (Clark et al. 2018)

What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention (Hartvigsen et al. 2018)

“In the first paper, Jan Hartvigsen, Mark Hancock, and colleagues draw our attention to the complexity of the condition and the contributors to it, such as psychological, social, and biophysical factors, and especially to the problems faced by LMICs”.

Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions (Foster et al. 2018)

“In the second paper, Nadine Foster, Christopher Maher, and their colleagues outline recommendations for treatment and the scarcity of research into prevention of low back pain”.

Low back pain: a call for action (Buchbinder et al. 2018)

“The last paper is a call for action by Rachelle Buchbinder and her colleagues. They say that persistence of disability associated with low back pain needs to be recognised and that it cannot be separated from social and economic factors and personal and cultural beliefs about back pain”. Read More

CCGI research summaries

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CCGI is creating a new series of infographics to provide clinicians with clear summaries of research findings related to MSK conditions. Click here to read the first one which highlights a recent study looking at which knowledge translation interventions influence clinicians to use evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. A link to the original article is provided on the infographic. Read More

New podcast with Dr. Richard Brown

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hot off the press! Don’t miss this week’s new podcast with Dr. Richard Brown, Secretary-General of WFC. We discuss challenges and opportunities for chiropractic on an international level and more. Find it here. Read More

Panel meets to review evidence for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis

Friday, March 2, 2018

On 23 and 24 February 2018, CCGI brought together a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and patient advocates at CMCC in Toronto to review the most recent evidence and discuss new recommendations for the conservative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Privileged to work with these experts in the field. Read More

CADTH report highlights the quality of the CCGI 2016 neck pain guideline

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What does the evidence say? A recent CADTH rapid response report on clinical effectiveness & guidelines found the CCGI 2016 guideline on manual therapy for neck pain to be high quality. CCGI is pleased to have their guideline recognized and endorsed by a national organization. Thanks to our professional team of experts who make this possible. Download the report here. Read More

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