The Somatic Connection  |   May 2016
Multidisciplinary Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation Improves Outcomes for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
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The Somatic Connection   |   May 2016
Multidisciplinary Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation Improves Outcomes for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2016, Vol. 116, 327-328. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.068
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2016, Vol. 116, 327-328. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.068
Kamper SJ, Apeldoorn AT, Chiarotto A, et al. Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2015;350:h444. doi:10.1136/bmj.h444. 
This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigated the outcomes of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain compared with those of usual care, physical treatment, surgery, and a waitlist. A total of 41 studies were included, in which more than 75% of the participants had low back pain and the diagnosis of disk degeneration or bulging disks, facet joint dysfunction, or sacroiliac joint pain. The sample sizes ranged from 20 to 542 people, with a combined total of 6858 participants. The average age of the participants was between 40 and 45 years. Articles were excluded if the chronic low back pain resulted from any form of inflammatory articular disease. 
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