The summary below is from the full reports titled “Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society,” “Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Review of the Evidence for an American Pain Society/American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline,” and “Medications for Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Review of the Evidence for an American Pain Society/American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline.” They are in the 2 October 2007 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 147, pages 478-491, 492-504 , and 505-514). The authors of the first report are R. Chou, A. Qaseem, V. Snow, D. Casey, J.T. Cross Jr., P. Shekelle, and D.K. Owens, for the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Physicians/ American Pain Society Low Back Pain Guidelines Panel, and the authors of the second and third reports are R. Chou and L.H. Huffman.
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians/American Pain Society. Ann Intern Med. ;147:I–45. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-147-7-200710020-00025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(7):I-45.
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