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New resource targets low back pain

August 11, 2009

A new resource for primary care providers in the treatment of low back pain is now available. A new guideline, posted on the Towards Optimized Practice (TOP) website, is intended for the management of adults with non-specific, non-malignant low back pain.

The guideline provides evidence-based advice and answers to common questions and warning flags for serious conditions and issues. The guideline comes in several formats including a summary. Patient support materials are also available.

The low back pain guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from across the province through the Alberta HTA Chronic Pain Ambassador Program.

Originally published in the August 11, 2009, issue of The Link