Digital-based treatment of low-back pain appears to outperform standard-of-care approaches

Written by Ilana Landau, Editor

Data from a large clinical trial suggest that a four-component digital-based treatment regimen for non-specific low-back pain is superior to standard-of-care approaches, achieving greater pain relief. Non-specific low-back pain represents a significant source of burden to both patients and healthcare systems around the globe, affecting an estimated 30% of the world’s population. Since various physical psychological and social factors can be involved in the etiology of the condition, multidisciplinary treatment programs for non-specific low-back pain represent the guideline-recommended intervention. However, such programs can be expensive and of limited availability, resulting in poor patient access. Electronic and digitally enabled health solutions...

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