Our multi-week Back on TREK program results in successful pain rehabilitation for most who complete it, but over half of patients don’t. We share data-based insights for curbing dropout rates.
The first outcomes from our 12-week Back on TREK program showed significant gains across multiple quality-of-life metrics with a multidisciplinary nonpharmacologic approach to low back pain.
Dr. Edward Benzel explains why a new Cleveland Clinic initiative is focused on teaching patients with chronic low back pain how to better manage their pain themselves.
Doctors at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine already follow the American College of Physicians new guidelines that stress staying active and trying non-pharmaceutical remedies first, including mindfulness.
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Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health offers a continuum of care for patients with spine pain. RFA lies in the mid-range of that continuum and offers pain relief for 6 to 12 months.
Physical therapists’ management of patients with low back pain is associated with decreased health care utilization. To help facilitate this, Cleveland Clinic has developed and implemented a physical therapy care path.
Pilot studies show Cleveland Clinic’s Spine Care Path reduced inappropriate interventions for acute back pain management while also reducing the cost per patient by more than half. The next step is to integrate with the EMR.