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Review of CCGI achievements: April 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

New video! Dr. Greg Stewart and Dr. André Bussières review the achievements and highlights of the past 5 years at the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative. Read More

CCGI 5-year report

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

So much has been achieved since the launch of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative in 2013. Find out about our achievements over the past 5 years and what people are saying about the importance of our work. Click here to download the report, and share with colleagues, students and your institution. Read More

New CCGI guideline for low back pain now in press

Monday, April 2, 2018

We are delighted to announce that the new CCGI clinical practice guideline on spinal manipulative therapy and other conservative treatments for the treatment of low back pain is now in press in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (Bussières et al, in press). The findings are in line with other recently published guidelines suggesting that non-pharmacological therapies including spinal manipulative therapy should be the first line of treatment for acute and chronic low back pain.

The authors concluded that a multimodal approach including spinal manipulative therapy, other commonly used active interventions, self-management advice, and exercise is an effective treatment strategy for acute and chronic back pain, with or without leg pain.

Find the guideline and accompanying resources below: CCGI would like to thank all the authors and reviewers who collaborated on this important manuscript. Read More

New CCGI exercise videos for low back pain released!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The new series of CCGI exercise videos for low back pain is now available on the CCGI website and YouTube channel!

The new CCGI clinical practice guideline on the treatment of low back pain will be published shortly and is in line with an important series of papers on low back pain published in ‘The Lancet‘, highlighting the need for non-pharmacological care including exercise and self-management. Read More

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

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