Treatments for back pain: Can we get past trivial effects?

Richard A. Deyo

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Two articles in this issue address "alternative" treatments for spinal disorders: manipulation for acute low back pain and acupuncture for chronic neck pain. Both studies suggest that the patient's expectations of treatment affect the outcomes of treatment. Therefore, we should try to learn patient expectations and think about how they should affect our treatment recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-958
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 21 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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