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Alternative Approaches to Low Back Pain

Back pain without a known cause is sometimes referred to as nonspecific back pain. Patients often seek alternative therapies for low back pain treatment.

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Ultimately, says the GHC's Cherkin, the choice of alternative back pain treatment is a very individual thing. "I don't think any of these approaches have been shown to be dangerous for low back pain," he says. "So it really comes down to what works for an individual patient and what's worth trying. It's clear that there's no single treatment that's effective for everybody."

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Reviewed on August 16, 2004

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