When researchers asked patients, “How reassured do you feel that there is no serious condition causing your back pain?” they found pain attitudes and reassurance at Week 1 was higher in the patient education group. This effect on pain attitudes persisted at 12 months.
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- Traeger AC, Lee H, Hübscher M, et al. Effect of intensive patient education vs. placebo patient education on outcomes in patients with acute low back pain: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3376. [Epub ahead of print]