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It's time for change with the management of non-specific chronic low back pain

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Tags: back pain, biomechanics, pain problems, spine, etiology, pro

One article on PainSci cites O'Sullivan 2012: The Complete Guide to Low Back Pain

PainSci notes on O'Sullivan 2012:

Dr. O’Sullivan in 2021, summarizing his 2012 editorial on Twitter:

I used to believe instability in the Lx spine was a thing — even published about it — but the evidence just didn’t stack up. Discussed here [full text PDF].

A nugget from the editorial:

“It is now clear that there is little evidence to support the view that ‘instability’ underpins the basis of disabling non-specific chronic low back pain. There are no studies that demonstrate a clear relationship between spinal or pelvic mobility, degenerative processes, pain and disability.”

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