Low Back Pain

CTAF, ICER, Washington State

ICER will develop a report assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of certain non-pharmacologic, non-invasive interventions for chronic low back and neck pain. The report will be the subject of a October 19, 2017 meeting of the California Technology Assessment Forum.

Interventions of Interest:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi

Date of review: October 2017

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CTAF reviewed ICER's report on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of certain cognitive and mind-body interventions for chronic low back and neck pain.

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ICER

In 2011, ICER reviewed the following interventions for treatment of low back pain.

Interventions of interest:

Automated percutaneous  lumbar discectomy
Coblation nucleoplasty
Epidural steroid injections
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
Interdisciplinary rehabilitation programs that combine physical therapy, exercise, workplace interventions, and cognitive retraining
Interspinous spacer systems
Laminectomy
Radiofrequency denervation
Spinal fusion
Surgical lumbar discectomy

Date of review: June 2011

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Other Evidence Review Group Members

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