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2022 Dec 07

Contemp Clin Trials

Sequential and comparative evaluation of pain treatment effectiveness response (SCEPTER), a pragmatic trial for conservative chronic low back pain treatment.


Clark DJ, Bair MJ, Belitskaya-Lévy I, Fitsimmons C, Zehm LM, Dougherty PE, Giannitrapani KF, Groessl EJ, Higgins DM, Murphy JL, Riddle DL, Huang GD, Shih M-C
Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Dec 07:107041.
PMID: 36496154.


Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a common and highly disabling problem world-wide. Although many treatment options exist, it is unclear how to best sequence the multitude of care options to provide the greatest benefit to patients.