World Health Organization releases back pain guidelines

January 07, 2024

In December, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its first-ever guidelines on chronic low back pain (CLBP), based on input and research helmed by doctors of chiropractic in the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative (CCGI). Low back pain is a global health concern and is the leading cause of disability globally across all ages and in both sexes. The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) congratulates its partners the CCGI and CCA members Dr. Pierre Côté and Dr. Geoffrey Outerbridge. The guidelines will be of use to clinical staff including medical doctors, nurses, allied health workers including DCs, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists and community health workers, as well as public health program and system managers. With the guidelines, the WHO recommends non-surgical interventions to help people experiencing chronic primary LBP.

The source of this news is from Chiropractic Economics