The impact of single or integrated means of rehabilitation for low back pain correction is very controversial according to a Lithuanian study by G. Sakalauskiene, recently published on PubMed. Evidence-based data from rehabilitation specialists to determine which non-pharmacological means are most effective in easing low back pain was analyzed These included some single or integrated factors, physiotherapy, specific and non-specific physical exercises, alternative methods of treatment, and also the complex of multidisciplinary rehabilitation means applied in the management of low back pain. The study also compared the effectiveness of various methods and models of low back pain management.
The study concluded that there are no evidence-based specific recommendations for the correction of low back pain. It is thought that multidisciplinary rehabilitation is most effective in management of chronic low back pain. Positive results depend on the experience of a physician and other rehabilitation specialists and a patient’s motivation to participate in the process of pain control. It is recommended that patient’s be full informed about the effectiveness of administered methods to help in their own recovery.