versão impressa ISSN 0121-0793
SALINAS DURAN, FABIO ALONSO. Low back pain and evidence-based medicine. Iatreia [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.2, pp. 144-159. ISSN 0121-0793.
Low back pain is a very common reason for consultation in general practice; due to the wide offer of treatment options, it is important, in order to select the best, to resort to the concepts of evidence-based medicine. The interventions that have more solid evidence in the literature are: to keep being active, to prescribe therapeutic exercises during the subacute and chronic periods, as well as after surgery, and to use nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and antidepressants.
Palavras-chave : EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE; LOW BACK PAIN.