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January 27, 2023

Eur J Pain


Describing the Non-Surgical, Non-Pharmacological Interventions Offered to Adolescents with Persistent Back Pain in Randomized Trials: A Scoping Review.



Persistent non-specific back pain is now established as a biopsychosocial phenomenon that can be meaningfully affected by individuals' cognitions, emotions, lifestyle factors, and family and social relationships. Recent guidelines for the treatment of adolescents with persistent non-specific back pain, as well as those for youth with mixed chronic pain, strongly recommend interdisciplinary care in which adolescents receive treatment for both mind and body. The objective of this scoping review was to examine the interventions evaluated in randomized trials for adolescents with persistent back pain to determine if they correspond to these guidelines and to reveal future research priorities.