The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published its latest guideline on noninvasive treatment of low back pain in the Annals of Internal Medicine.1 That guideline reviews the clinical evidence of the benefits—or lack thereof—of various therapies, and offers clinical recommendations.
What follows is a recap of the key changes since the previous guideline in 2007—and a pop quiz that summarizes 3 new recommendations.
1. Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, McLean RM et al. Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:514-530.