Archive | evidence-based medicine

Low back pain & low value care

Low back pain Non-specific low back pain remains a pretty enigmatic and widespread condition. Globally, the number of years lived with disability caused by low back pain have increased by 54% between 1990 and 2015. Low back pain is now the leading cause of global disability. Most countries have clinical guideline which inform clinical practice. […]

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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

The  Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is encouraging its dutiful members (free thinking GPs) not to refer to chiropractors. I assume this advisory is motivated by conspicuous quackery, choreographed financial exploitation, miraculous claims and advertised testimonial of a number of chiropractors. I am sympathetic to these criticisms as they pertain to the ‘guilty’ individuals, […]

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