There is a lack of sufficient high quality evidence of clinical benefit to support a recommendation for the use of ultrasound as a treatment for low back pain or sciatica and or peripheral joints. Further key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:
- The only evidence of benefit was of low quality and based on small patient numbers; for the majority of outcomes no benefit was seen.
- Given the low quality evidence reviewed, a large scale definitive trial is needed.
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