Anheyer, D. et al. Annals of Internal Medicine | Published online: 25 April 2017
Background: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is frequently used to treat pain-related conditions, but its effects on low back pain are uncertain.
Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of MBSR in patients with low back pain.
Conclusion: Mindfulness-based stress reduction may be associated with short-term effects on pain intensity and physical functioning. Long-term RCTs that compare MBSR versus active treatments are needed in order to best understand the role of MBSR in the management of low back pain.
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