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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.

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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.

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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.

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