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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Jun 05

Syst Rev



Efficacy and acceptability of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for non-specific chronic low back pain: a protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis.


Thompson T, Dias S, Poulter D, Weldon S, Marsh L, Rossato C, Shin J I, Firth J, Veronese N, Dragioti E, Stubbs B, Solmi M, Maher CG, Cipriani A, Ioannidis JPA
Syst Rev. 2020 Jun 05; 9(1):130.
PMID: 32503666.


Despite the enormous financial and humanistic burden of chronic low back pain (CLBP), there is little consensus on what constitutes the best treatment options from a multitude of competing interventions. The objective of this network meta-analysis (NMA) is to determine the relative efficacy and acceptability of primary care treatments for non-specific CLBP, with the overarching aim of providing a comprehensive evidence base for informing treatment decisions.