[Global postural re-education in spine diseases]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Urtasun M
Record ID 32014000274
Authors' objectives: The purpose of this report is to assess the evidence available on the efficacy, safety and coverage policy related aspect on the use of RPGĀ® in patients with spine disorders focusing on deviations of the vertebral column (skoliosis, kyphosis), disc pathologies and chronic low back pain/lumbalgia.
Authors' recommendations: The evidence found was not enough and of poor quality. Its main limitations include the fact that the standard of care has not been consistently described in addition to physical therapy management in the assessed groups; this may include administration of NSAIDs, corticosteroids or rest. The poor size of the studies also limits the potential to specifically assess response in the subgroups with different levels of disease. It is also impossible to determine the optimal number and length of sessions or if it is more effective under supervision or carried out in groups or individually. This prevents clarification of the technology in the management of spine diseases.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Muscle Stretching Exercises
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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