Adjunctive treatments

 

Yoga and low back pain

 

Holtzman S, Beggs RT.  Yoga for chronic low back pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Pain Res Manag. 2013 Sep-Oct;18(5):267-72. Epub 2013 Jul 26.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23894731

 

Ward L, Stebbings S, Cherkin D, Baxter GD.  Yoga for functional ability, pain and psychosocial outcomes in musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Musculoskeletal Care. 2013 Dec;11(4):203-17. doi: 10.1002/msc.1042. Epub 2013 Jan 9.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23300142

 

 

Mindfulness and QiGong

 

Lauche R, Cramer H, Dobos G, Langhorst J, Schmidt S.  A systematic review and meta-analysis of mindfulness-based stress reduction for the fibromyalgia syndrome.  J Psychosom Res. 2013 Dec;75(6):500-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.10.010. Epub 2013 Oct 26.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290038

 

Lauche R, Cramer H, Häuser W, Dobos G, Langhorst J.  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Qigong for the Fibromyalgia Syndrome.  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:635182. Epub 2013 Oct 31.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833122/pdf/ECAM2013-635182.pdf

 

 

Alexander Technique

 

Little P, Lewith G, Webley F, Evans M, Beattie A, Middleton K, Barnett J, Ballard K, Oxford F, Smith P, Yardley L, Hollinghurst S, Sharp D.  Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain.  BMJ. 2008 Aug 19;337:a884. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a884.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3272681/pdf/bmj.a884.pdf

 

 

Tai Chi

 

Yan JH, Gu WJ, Sun J, Zhang WX, Li BW, Pan L.  Efficacy of Tai Chi on pain, stiffness and function in patients with osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis.  PLoS One. 2013 Apr 19;8(4):e61672. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061672.  http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0061672&representation=PDF

 

 

Acupuncture

 

Lam M, Curry P.  Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 15;38(24):2124-38. doi: 10.1097/01.brs.0000435025.65564.b7.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24026151

 

Lee JH, Choi TY, Lee MS, Lee H, Shin BC, Lee H.  Acupuncture for acute low back pain: a systematic review.  Clin J Pain. 2013 Feb;29(2):172-85. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31824909f9.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23269281

 

 

Treatment of herniated cervical disc

 

Gebremariam L, Koes BW, Peul WC, Huisstede BM.  Evaluation of treatment effectiveness for the herniated cervical disc: a systematic review.  Spine (hila Pa 1976). 2012 Jan 15;37(2):E109-18.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21587105