CBRG Utilization 2015


North America (Canada)

Alberta Institute of Health Economics. Evidence-informed primary care mangement of low back pain: clinical practice guideline. Institute of Health Economics, Alberta. 2015.

References CBRG reviews:
Behavioural treatment for chronic low-back pain (Ostelo 2005)
Behavioural treatment for chronic low-back pain (Henschke 2010)
Muscle relaxants for non-specific low-back pain (van Tulder 2003)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for low-back pain (Roelofs 2008)

North America (USA)

American College of Radiology. ACR appropriateness criteria: Low back pain. 2015.

References CBRG reviews:
Red flags to screen for malignancy in patients with low-back pain (Henschke 2013)

Chou R, Hashimoto R, Friedly J, Fu Rochelle, Dana T, Sullivan S, Bougatsos C, Jarvik J. Pain Management Injection Therapies for Low Back Pain. Technology Assessment Report ESIB0813. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2012-00014-I.) Rockville, MD. March 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

References CBRG reviews:
Injection therapy for subacute and chronic low-back pain (Staal 2008)
Radiofrequency denervation for neck and back pain (Niemisto 2003)