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Pathway for managing low back pain

Monday, July 16, 2018

Another handy resource from CCGI: Dr. Gaelan Connell, CCGI knowledge broker, explains the CCGI algorithm for the management of low back pain (2018) in this short whiteboard video. Read More

Low back pain: what does the research say?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Looking for a good summary of the latest research on low back pain? Take a look at this recent article from Dr. Mark Kubert summarizing the findings from the recent series of papers in The Lancet on low back pain. Dr. Kubert highlights three main themes from the series of papers:

  • Conventional standards of care such as rest, pharmacological management, and surgery with a strict bio-mechanical focus are still commonly prescribed;

  • Best available evidence suggests to stay active, and to understand that back pain can be a normal part of life; and

  • Strategies to better promote the message of best evidence, along with incorporating better ways to manage it, including interdisciplinary and/or multimodal approaches.

He adds: “From a chiropractic standpoint, we need to promote the research that supports the role we can play in the effective management of low back pain (including resources like the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative)”. Click here to view the full article Dr. Kubert is a chiropractor in Guelph, Ontario. Read More

Comprehensive non-surgical care for lumbar spinal stenosis

Friday, July 6, 2018

Ammendolia et al. (2018) Comprehensive non-surgical treatment versus self-directed care to improve walking ability in lumbar spinal stenosis: A randomized trial “A comprehensive conservative program demonstrated superior, large and sustained improvements in walking ability and can be a safe non-surgical treatment option for patients with neurogenic claudication due to lumbar spinal stenosis.”

CCGI is proud to partner with leading researchers such as Dr. Carlo Ammendolia from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, in the development of evidence-based guidelines for musculoskeletal healthcare providers. Congratulations to Dr. Ammendolia and all the members of his team for this recent important publication which will inform our new guideline on the management of lumbar spinal stenosis. Read More

Multidisciplinary management of low back pain

Monday, June 18, 2018

Our latest infographic highlights a recent paper from Dr. Christine Goertz et al. (2018) Find the full paper here : Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back Pain: A Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial. Click here to view or download the infographic. ‘Chiropractic care, when added to usual medical care, resulted in moderate short-term treatment benefits in both low back pain intensity and disability, demonstrated a low risk of harms, and led to high patient satisfaction and perceived improvement in active-duty military personnel. This trial provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines.’ Read More

A word of thanks to Dr. Kent Stuber

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Today is Dr. Kent Stuber‘s last day with us as CCGI knowledge broker. An incredibly busy and productive clincian, researcher, journal editor, PhD student, husband and dad, he is never short of things to do. Dr. Stuber will be continuing to work with CCGI in his role as best practice collaborator and podcast host, and will be involved in several CCGI research projects including the ongoing guideline on lumbar spinal stenosis, the national survey on evidence-informed practice and the creation of patient versions of the guidelines. We will miss your infectious good humour and professionalism enormously on the team but look forward to continuing to work with you on different projects. Thank you for all you have done and are continuing to do to move the work of CCGI forwards in Canada and internationally. Read More

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