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Treatment Results Sustained

Many studies have shown the short-term effectiveness of multidisciplinary pain treatment programs for chronic low back pain. However, few studies have documented that these treatment gains are maintained over time. A recently published study appears to address this by determining whether treatment results for chronic low back pain were sustained for a period of 13-years. According to study findings, patients maintained their treatment gains in all areas. Additionally, patients showed levels of general health comparable to similarly aged peers.

Source: Spine: Volume 29(8) 15 April 2004