As back pain worsens around the world, what care should be avoided?
Kaiser Permanente researchers Drs. Daniel Cherkin, Karen Sherman, and Andrew Avins produced much of evidence in ICER report
JAMA publishes research by Kaiser Permanente researchers, comparing mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and usual care for back pain
Dr. Dan Cherkin reflects on three decades of research on relieving back pain, concluding a supportive, healing context is key.
A state-of-the-art review in The BMJ by Dr. Michael Von Korff and two colleagues describes an array of complications from long-term opioid use for chronic low back pain.
Back pain affects nearly everyone at some point—causing pain, anxiety, and disruption of your daily activities. Fortunately, research shows that low back pain is rarely caused by serious underlying disease, and there are things you can do to ease your pain.
In the largest U.S. study of its kind, our researchers found that acupuncture can help. The treatment helped people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities.