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Human Studies

2019 Jun 01

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Matching treatment options for risk sub-groups in musculoskeletal pain: a consensus groups study.


Protheroe J, Saunders B, Bartlam B, Dunn KM, Cooper V, Campbell P, Hill JC, Tooth S, Mallen CD, Hay EM, Foster NE
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Jun 01; 20(1):271.
PMID: 31153364.


Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain represents a considerable worldwide healthcare burden. This study aimed to gain consensus from practitioners who work with MSK pain patients, on the most appropriate primary care treatment options for subgroups of patients based on prognostic risk of persistent disabling pain. Agreement was sought on treatment options for the five most common MSK pain presentations: back, neck, knee, shoulder and multisite pain, across three risk subgroups: low, medium and high.