Patients with lower back pain trust physicians for advice

11/13/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Discussions that physicians have with patients who report chronic lower back pain have a significant effect and should be focused on positive attitudes and clear advice regarding activity, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. New Zealand researchers said patient interviews showed people may turn to the Internet or to family and friends for information, but still trust their physician as their primary source of advice.

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