Objective: This abbreviated version of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine s (ACOEM) Low Back Disorders Guideline reviews the evidence and recommendations developed for non-invasive and minimally invasive management of low back disorders. Methods: Systematic literature reviews were accomplished with article abstraction, critiquing, grading, evidence table compilation, and guideline finalization by a multidisciplinary expert panel and extensive peer-review to develop evidence-based guidance. Consensus recommendations were formulated when evidence was lacking. A total of 70 high-quality and 564 moderate-quality trials were identified for non-invasive low back disorders. Detailed algorithms were developed. Results: Guidance has been developed for the management of acute, subacute and chronic low back disorders and rehabilitation. This includes 121 specific recommendations. Conclusion: Quality evidence should guide treatment for all phases of managing low back disorders.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Journal of occupational and environmental medicine|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health